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R.E.S.P.E.C.T a Facebook Post for My Extended Family

Posted by Ann A. on April 23, 2014 at 1:30pm 0 Comments

I am 67 years old. I long ago gave up expecting my family to understand me and lupus is only one facet of me. I get along better with younger third cousins than I do with the people in my generation. I think the younger…

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Number 7-Colonoscopy day

Posted by Christie on April 23, 2014 at 3:16am 2 Comments

Well, it's four in the morning and I cant sleep.  I have a colonoscopy scheduled at 930 this morning.  I had weeks of rectal bleeding and have had significant anemia.  I'm nervous what they will find and I'm also nervous they might damage…

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Don’t focus on your Disabilties, focus on the Possibilities

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.

Symptoms of lupus vary from person to person, and may come and go. Almost everyone with Lupus has joint pain and swelling. Some develop arthritis. Frequently affected joints are the fingers, hands, wrists, and knees.              Please click on FIRST TIME USERS and WELCOME! tabs for helpful info, also the Help tab for Links . THANKS!

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Frustration and Getting off Prednisone

Started by Louters in General 4 hours ago. 0 Replies

So it was about two months of not eating, and running several tests before getting anywhere. They did an EGD and colonoscopy to see if they could figure out why I couldn't eat. All that it showed was inflammation, I wish it had shown something so I…Continue

Joint Pain - Not Typical

Started by Sherjo81 in General. Last reply by poobie 8 minutes ago. 3 Replies

Okay, so my question is about joint pain.  For the most part, during flare ups I wake up very stiff, I feel swelling in hands and feet, and my joints hurt.  I then get a hiatus, pain is still lingering but not as bad, and then by night I am hurting…Continue

Oh My Aching Back

Started by Ann A. in General. Last reply by Ann A. 45 minutes ago. 3 Replies

Yes me too. I have been experiencing back pain for my entire adult life. I am 67 years old and can barely remember a day when I have not suffered from back pain. I was difficult to dx because some of the pain came from a swollen kidney that was…Continue

Not diagnosed but having skin Issues

Started by Minxie40 in General. Last reply by Minxie40 1 hour ago. 14 Replies

I recently went to a dermatologist to find out what was going on with my skin and the sun.  I have read many posts and blogs about photosensitivity and how each person has differing symptoms.  Well for me, when I am exposed to the sun, my skin…Continue

marriage

Started by annie in General. Last reply by Mrs. Doolittle 57 minutes ago. 11 Replies

How many of you feel your marriage has been damaged?I think its a contributed to my divorceContinue

Cellcept side affects

Started by Dani in General yesterday. 0 Replies

Has anyone had a lot of trouble with depression while on cellcept? It has put me in a deep depression and made me someone else. I never wanna do anything or feel enjoyment anymore. Is anyone else like this?

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