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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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I'm about to leave for my first visit to the Rheumatologist. I'm excited because something is happening that may improve my life, but I'm also really scared. What if I officially have Lupus? What if it's something even worse? What if the medication…Continue
A recent blog post about support from family and friends got me to thinking about my own situation, and I wondered if any of you ever felt or suspected that your support system, spouse, family, friends could be just burned out. We hear about burn…Continue
Just got my results from my CT Scan. Says I might have portal hypertension. Does anyone know anything about this diagnosis.? I have another liver biopsy scheduled next week to see about cirrhosis of the liver. Worried.
I have been diaganosed with sle lupus and my thighs are the wort too.I had a muscle biopsy b4 I was diagnosed and it showed nothing but my knees are weaki also they always buckle under me so I walk with George my stick.I don't believe I'm vit. d…Continue
Had a long day at doctor but at least had no negative news after a detailed catscan of my lungs. My pulmonary guy read results of scan and reported that my interstitial lung disease has not worsened. It's not better, but it's not worse. Have to…Continue
Really starting to like this guy... And i know that he likes me too... Today i have just shown him what having lupus really looks like... Yes i've shown him some of my medical files and photos. I could regret this forever or i could just be hopeful…Continue
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