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Has anyone been experiencing pain in your scalp?

Started by Lakshmi Priyadharshini in General 3 hours ago. 0 Replies

Hello everyone,I have had lupus for the past four years.Intermittently, I am noticing pain in my scalp. I cant really explain the pain. It seems superficial to the skin and oh god it hurts to even touch my scalp, let alone run a comb. I talked to my…Continue

Lupus and MS??

Started by Brittany in General. Last reply by Brittany 4 hours ago. 4 Replies

I've been getting these really awful headaches recently. They hurt so bad I'm unable to even function. Anyway I was recently admitted to the hospital and the doctor mention that I may have MS in addition to Lupus. I have a specialist appointment in…Continue

Benlysta

Started by Sharon in General. Last reply by bak 6 hours ago. 6 Replies

Benlysta (belimumab): A New Lupus Medication that my doctor has recommended me to take.  I was wondering has anyone else tried this new drug, and what do you think of it.  He thinks it will help with the medicine I already take, and that I would be…Continue

My rheumatologist doesnt think my dizzy spells, severe fatigue and brain fog are related to my lupus/sjogrens overlap syndrome

Started by Lilac83 in General. Last reply by janelle 5 hours ago. 23 Replies

 I have lupus/sjogrens but he doesn't think that is causing those symptoms.  I'll now be seeing a neurologist. Can't lupus/sjogrens causes those symptoms though?   I can't imagine having the chance of some other random disease but maybe it's another…Continue

Urinary incontinence at night?

Started by Lupancatwoman in General. Last reply by Lupancatwoman 5 hours ago. 4 Replies

Has anyone had this problem?  I do and it's driving me nuts!  Any comments are appreciated.  Sometimes I wonder if I have MS and Lupus but have been tested (MRIs twice of brain)...Who knows...maybe it is a spinal issue.  I have been off this…Continue

Easy Bruising

Started by mizzshiree in General. Last reply by Nomad 8 hours ago. 17 Replies

Hello Everyone, I have a question does anyone else bruise easily? I have been noticing lately that i bruise very easily I am on Imuran 150 mg and prednisone, for example Wed morning I woke up with a huge bruise on my hand I have no clue where it…Continue

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aisa64 and Carla Ulbrich are now friends
1 hour ago
aisa64 replied to Autumn's discussion Dentist experienced with Lupus, RA
"The dentist will tell you to stop meds for few before the procedure. Take a list of all the meds you take and discuss it with your dentist. He will tell which meds to stop taking before your procedure.Asia64"
1 hour ago
Kittyhorse replied to Kittyhorse's discussion Does Stress cause you to flare?
"Thanks for asking Eva.Unfortunately Radar died in my arms on the way to the Vet. He must of been bitten by something like a snake or he had a tick. I have taken some advice from others and just letting myself grieve. I feel if I try to repress my…"
2 hours ago
Lakshmi Priyadharshini posted a discussion

Has anyone been experiencing pain in your scalp?

Hello everyone,I have had lupus for the past four years.Intermittently, I am noticing pain in my scalp. I cant really explain the pain. It seems superficial to the skin and oh god it hurts to even touch my scalp, let alone run a comb. I talked to my…See More
3 hours ago
Kelly replied to KarenK's discussion Does your SKIN hurt?
"You know how when you run a high fever, your skin can hurt? Like, when the water from the shower touches you? That's the kind of skin pain I've been having lately. When walking, my pant leg will touch my skin, and its agony. Sane on my…"
4 hours ago
Brittany replied to Brittany's discussion Lupus and MS??
"Thank you all for your replies. I have an appt with my rheumy on Monday and my neurologist in January. I have an MRI scheduled for January as well. So hopefully it will come back negative as well."
4 hours ago
Kelly replied to Brittany's discussion Lupus and MS??
"I went through this over the summer. One way to diagnose MS is MRI of brain and/or body. They look for the demyelination of nerves. If the myelin sheath is present like normal, it's negative. Thankfully mine came back negative. But they can…"
4 hours ago
Lupancatwoman replied to Lupancatwoman's discussion Urinary incontinence at night?
"I get glucose testing as a part of my regular labs which is done about every month...also urinalysis..never had a doctor say anything...and it doesn't run in my family....but I will ask again..."
5 hours ago
 
 
 

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A New Adventure is On the Horizon

Posted by Ann A. on December 15, 2014 at 5:43pm 7 Comments

I have mentioned before that the day was coming when I would need to give up my house. Well, that day is closer now.

Last week, I could not resist picking up the leaf blower and vacuum. My back is still killing  me. My stepmom says that I…

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foggy pee

Posted by janelle on December 13, 2014 at 6:37pm 3 Comments

Does anyone else deal with this ot know why all the sudden i have this problem. Im not having sex.. i eat very healthy, i had ultra sound of left kidney didnt show anything.. also my lower back hurts at the top at my butt.. seems to low to be… Continue

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