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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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Recently, my oldest and dearest friend from out of town came to visit for the first time since my diagnosis. I was trying really hard to be "peppy" for her visit, and I thought I was doing a good job. Towards the end of her visit, I was really…Continue
Aka brachial neuritis. Anyone else have this? I was just standing at work with no lifting etc and got a sudden severe sharp pain on upper right chest above breast under collar bone and into right shoulder/arm. At first I'm thinking it is the…Continue
At the risk of grossing everyone out, I'm wondering if anyone can shed some light on this. I've started getting frequent cold sores, but the last couple times I wondered if it's something more. When I was pregnant with my youngest, I got a cold sore…Continue
I was just wondering at what point did your regular doctor refer you to a rheumatologist? My sister and I both have been doing some tests (we have the same doctor) and I mentioned to her the other day that I was starting to wonder if I would do…Continue
After the day I experienced today, I had to ask the question: Do any of you with lupus or interstitial lung disease (I suffer from both) ever begin the day in horrible pain or discomfort, wondering if you will accomplish the simplest thing or…Continue
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