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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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Hello all. I am a 27 year old female and have been diagnosed with lupus for about 4 years now. I have only had one "major" flare up which involved extremely achy joints (mostly feet, ankles, hands, wrists and arms), hair loss, chest pains and…Continue
I'm looking for input from those who perhaps have gone through something similar... I am not doubting my doctor, just looking for some help in weighing the factors.I feel like I'm in somewhat of a no-win situation. On Friday I'm going to have a…Continue
Don't mean to vent but have had so many issues popping up lately and just needed an ear I guess. I've had a lot of pain in my upper back right below my ribs. On my last visit to the Rheumy she ran the usual blood work abs urine tests. Well a few…Continue
Last year, my thyroid began malfunctioning. The old Rheumy said that since I have autoimmune disease, I should consider my under functioning thyroid as Hashimoto's syndrome. This summer, my parathyroid glands are over functioning, which is leaching…Continue
wondering if this could be a symptom ... if it's worth mentioning to my doctor ... or whether it might be totally unrelated.For the last couple years, I've been noticing some problems with my speech. Like mixing some of my words around, getting them…Continue
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