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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!


Trigger fingers or Duyprtens contracture?

Started by Salmar in General 8 hours ago. 0 Replies

Over the past toe and a half years I have developed a pretty significant contracture on the base of my pinky and ring finger in the palm of my hand, Other things take pain precedence however I am sure that at some time a procedure/surgery is going…Continue

Tags: finger, Trigger

Five Days into Treatment

Started by Idioskosmos in General. Last reply by jo4him 2 hours ago. 4 Replies

I started Plaquinel and Prednisone on Friday.  Saturday I was a wreck because I didn't eat enough before taking the Prednisone, and got really sick.  But Sunday I felt great!  Lots of energy, happy, and my kidney didn't hurt.  I was really…Continue

Trigger Finger

Started by Eagle41 in General. Last reply by foreverhopeful 33 minutes ago. 1 Reply

I have had pain in arms and hands for years. But I have developed 3 trigger fingers in the past 3 months. Two are mainly in the morning when my hands are so swollen. But one is all the time. Anytime I make even a slight fist it gets stuck. That one…Continue

Edema Anyone?

Started by bonniep in General. Last reply by shaz 4 hours ago. 1 Reply

Does anyone have trouble with swelling?  I have woken up several times and felt/looked like a tick ready to pop!  I have really watched my salt intake but seems the least bit can do this? First visit to rheumy on August 14th, can't get here fast…Continue

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bumpy lips

Started by latoya watkins in General. Last reply by wyldestyle 1 hour ago. 2 Replies

Does anyone else get hard bumps or pimples on their lips? I keep getting them and I wonder if it's because of the lupus.

sudden onset of joint pain

Started by Momkiley in General. Last reply by Aliceann 10 hours ago. 11 Replies

Got up this morning feeling fine. Suddenly at 330 I'm feeling this horrible joint pain. Can barely walk. Can't stop crying. Took a Ultram 50 mg but it's done Nothing. I've never felt this so suddenly before. Like one minute I was fine and literally…Continue

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"I have told i have mix connective tissue diease,i also have fibro,and vita.d defiency,magor joint…"
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"I had these as one of my 1st symptoms of lupus before I was aware I had it. All along the border of…"
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"Pred is not a miracle drug, it will eventually kill the liver and eat your bones,  Have you…"
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"I do too, they look awful. I tell my doctors and they shake it off but they never get better and I…"
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Posted by sandra marchant on July 28, 2014 at 10:05pm 3 Comments

I see my specialist in a few days what sort of things should I be asking them?

I havn't been diagnosed with fibromyalgia but it was suggested that I might have it.What is it and what can they do for it?

It was also suggested that I…



Posted by Ann A. on July 26, 2014 at 9:36pm 3 Comments

When I was 7 years old my grandmother took me from a very comfortable rural life near the Gulf Coast and left me with the stranger who was my mother in Chicago. Soon after the move I started developing one strep throat infection after…



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