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Lupus is a systemic autoimmune disease which affects any part of the body, including the skin, lungs, heart, liver, kidneys, and nervous system. The immune system attacks the cells and tissues of the body, resulting to inflammation and tissue damage.
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Hello.... my Rituxin in due in mid October. I've had to have my left knee drained 3 times since 8/17. The 1st time the pulled 90cc's of fluid and gave me cortisone. 2nd &3rd time over 110cc's and no cortisone. Tonight I'm in much pain ... it…Continue
So I added a little guy to my home today! 8wk. Old Boston Terrier. He's a quite little snuggle bug! I love him so much! My mom has already noticed how much he has lifted my spirits! :D so happy to have him in my life!Here's mister Oliver Finn (Ollie…Continue
I've had these rashes on my legs for two months now. They would be itchy sometimes, but most times they aren't. They look like what they call subacute cutaneous lupus. I've been taking 60mg of cortisol and 200mg Plaquenil as per doctor's order. No…Continue
I was wondering if there is such a thing on the inter webs. I would love if we could post our favorite products that have helped us with some the challenging aspects of our disease like soothing rashes, color correcting powders and foundations and…Continue
So everytime I get an insect bite it goes infected but normally an antihistamine and some cream helps it but today I had the joy of being bitten by something. .dont know what, and it went infected and my calf swelled up twice the size....doctors was…Continue
Hi there, I'm new here. Diagnosed in July this year, and really struggling to manage everything. I'm behind in every aspect of my life right now. My mentor and friend has been on me to go to a support group, she thinks I've been mopey and grumpy and…Continue
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