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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!



Started by Dee in General 19 hours ago. 0 Replies

Hello.... my Rituxin in due in mid October. I've had to have my left knee drained 3 times since 8/17. The 1st time the pulled 90cc's of fluid and gave me cortisone. 2nd &3rd time over 110cc's and no cortisone. Tonight I'm in much pain ... it…Continue

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Started by Louters in General. Last reply by Kelly 4 minutes ago. 13 Replies

So I added a little guy to my home today! 8wk. Old Boston Terrier. He's a quite little snuggle bug! I love him so much! My mom has already noticed how much he has lifted my spirits! :D so happy to have him in my life!Here's mister Oliver Finn (Ollie…Continue

Rashes... Rashes... Rashes...

Started by Piper in General. Last reply by Julie 5 hours ago. 6 Replies

I've had these rashes on my legs for two months now. They would be itchy sometimes, but most times they aren't. They look like what they call subacute cutaneous lupus. I've been taking 60mg of cortisol and 200mg Plaquenil as per doctor's order. No…Continue

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Beauty Blog for Lupies

Started by Stacy in General. Last reply by Julie 5 hours ago. 19 Replies

I was wondering if there is such a thing on the inter webs. I would love if we could post our favorite products that have helped us with some the challenging aspects of our disease like soothing rashes, color correcting powders and foundations and…Continue

infected bites!!

Started by kc93 in General. Last reply by KarenK 21 hours ago. 4 Replies

So everytime I get an insect bite it goes infected but normally an antihistamine and some cream helps it but today I had the joy of being bitten by something. .dont know what, and it went infected and my calf swelled up twice the size....doctors was…Continue

New here...

Started by kendratatum in General. Last reply by Julie 5 hours ago. 7 Replies

Hi there, I'm new here. Diagnosed in July this year, and really struggling to manage everything. I'm behind in every aspect of my life right now. My mentor and friend has been on me to go to a support group, she thinks I've been mopey and grumpy and…Continue

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love those minions

Posted by Julie on September 14, 2014 at 7:21pm 0 Comments

I was sitting here watching a video of the despicable me minons singing happy and it occurred to me that they look like little Twinkies. Or maybe the diet is just getting to me. I'll let you know if people start looking like dancing cupcakes :) I…


Chronic Illness A Family Disease: The Elephant sitting in the Middle of the Room

Posted by mimi the bag lady on September 13, 2014 at 5:11pm 7 Comments

Having been a registered nurse for over 30 years I had been exposed to the "craziness" that a family can come too when hit with illness of any type.  Things just go bonkers.  I mean some things takes over very similar to the exorcist that is…



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