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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.
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!
I was diagnosed with Lupus just a few weeks ago. I've been very sick all year. My hips are killing me I'm in so much pain, and I have zero energy. I can't see the specialist until Jan. My family dr gave me an anti inflammatory but not helping at all…Continue
Ok had my first visit with the rheumy went over everything...he noted that my first Ana test was negative for lupus but he ordered another test because he said it could change because I'm in the early stages...had a hip injection of steroid boy did…Continue
Hi,I have been feeling better, I am on my 4th month of hydrooxyclorquine, just wondering how I can tell if I am doing better, or just in between flares? I guess, only time will tell, that is why my Rheumy doesn't want to see me until the 6month…Continue
Feeling very blue today. Stepped on the scale (stupidly) for the first time after my 2 rounds of steroids and almost 3 month flare. I was shocked when I looked down to see that I had gained a whopping 20lbs! That's enough to make you cry! I've been…Continue
I have recently been suffering from the same morning shutdown of the brain a lot of people have been talking about on here. It is hard to explain but very disturbing. I wake up and immediately have trouble focusing my attention on anything. For…Continue
About two months ago I was hospitalized for intense abdominal cramps...doctors ran a million test only to find out that I was clogged up. As embarrassing as it was I admitted that I have gone days without going to the bathroom. My intestines almost…Continue
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