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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!


Question about dormant lupus

Started by Liz in General. Last reply by Eagle41 4 hours ago. 1 Reply

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

Could this be related to UCTD

Started by Roxy in General. Last reply by Roxy 7 hours ago. 2 Replies

Dx with UCTD. No congestion but 3 days ago sinus inflammation started. Now I am getting progressively more winded. Could UCTD cause this inflammation ?

Off Medication to Heal

Started by Talencia in General 14 hours ago. 0 Replies

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


Started by angelwing in General. Last reply by angelwing 12 hours ago. 3 Replies

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

Question For The Evening

Started by MizOh in General. Last reply by awesomed 14 hours ago. 3 Replies

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

Tags: glands, Parathyroid, Syndrome, Hashimoto's

speech problems?

Started by yabby02 in General. Last reply by patricia 1 hour ago. 25 Replies

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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Sheri @osaxy liked Julie's blog post Tart Cherry Juice to reduce inflammation
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Julie commented on Julie's blog post Tart Cherry Juice to reduce inflammation
"Hi Everyone here are the results after just 8 oz of the tart cherry juice and while I wont be stopping my pain meds anytime soon there has been some improvement :) right shoulder   0 left shoulder     2 lower…"
1 hour ago
patricia replied to yabby02's discussion speech problems?
"I'm so glad this was brought up.  I thought it was just me.  I also thought it was my meds for bi-polar.  It is definitely worse when I am tired or stressed. The last few days I have just felt weird.  I agree it is…"
1 hour ago
yabby02 replied to yabby02's discussion speech problems?
"I tried talking to my husband about it, but it's hard...I think he thinks I make too much of it. He's so not the worry type...the guy burst his appendix because he refused to see the doctor. So I'm hesitant to ask him."
2 hours ago
geneva21 replied to yabby02's discussion speech problems?
"I noticed the typing problem too!  I also think I have developed number dyslexia!  My husband said I always had a problem speaking, but it is much worse now!  Thanks for bringing that up Dkel."
3 hours ago
dkel9307 replied to yabby02's discussion speech problems?
"Hi yabby02 I have developed the same problem over time.  Started with "word search"...then I noticed a lot of dyslexia in my typing;  then short term memory got pretty bad...and now I stutter and stammer a lot. My doctors think…"
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Nikki commented on Nikki's blog post Hair Update!
"Currently I'm using Rogaine for Women and I continued using that with the Mane and Tail.  I'll be switching to Nioixn this week, and I'll continue the Mane and Tail - we'll see what happens!"
4 hours ago
Eagle41 replied to Liz's discussion Question about dormant lupus
"It is my personal opinion that depression may increase the pain that you have (just like stress) but will not be the cause of the pain. Personally I am in constant pain. I always have joint pain and have for years. It was one of my first symptoms.…"
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Not Lupus?!

Posted by Mari on September 30, 2014 at 7:04pm 0 Comments

I had a follow-up with my rheumatologist today. She said she cannot see anything that says Lupus. I was diagnosed with Tumid Lupus by Mayo Clinic in 2006. I gave her the papers from the Mayo with the skin biopsy results. On there it does not show…


Hi Mr Garrison

Posted by Julie on September 29, 2014 at 6:46pm 0 Comments

When I was younger ( 12 or so ) my mother worked nights in a local restaurant so papa "babysat'' me while mama slept. Now I knew we were supposed to keep it quiet and my best friend Annetta knew we were suppose to keep it quiet too, but as kids…



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