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Hope today finds you as happy and healthy as possible. I began my Monday with freezing precipitation and a vehicle that would not hold a charge to be jumped off. So I'm having it worked on today. I also got a call from the…Continue
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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.
Hi Everyone,Is there a product or a service that works well with you in coping up with Fibro? Did you find something efficient, effective and cost affordable? We encourage you to recommend the product you loved. If you have one, please indicate the…Continue
Haven't been here in a while. Things have been crazy. Kicked my Rheumy to the curb and got a new one. Had my first visit with her a week and a half ago. She immediately diagnosed me with Fibromyalgia, after a quick physical exam. My first Rheumy…Continue
I finally met with my Infectious Disease Dr. He was very thorough. Took a lot of time, and explained the treatment. I will be put on three antibiotics, simultaneously. I will need to stay on these three additional meds, for 12 - 15 months. He said…Continue
So this morning was like any other morning. Nothing different. But about 45 minutes after I had gotten up, I started to feel weird. Started to get tunnel vision, felt very weak, extremely nauseous, started dry heaving, and broke out in a profuse…Continue
Ben Munoz and Ben's Friends Patient Communities were featured in Forbes over the weekend! Thanks to the Members who talked to the author, Sarah McKinney.…Continue
Just had my 3rd infusion today and about 6 hours later my jaw started hurting really bad. I can't hardly open my mouth. I feel a little dizzy. Does any one know if these normal side effects?
We’re so proud to announce the release of the Ben’s Friends iPhone App!!!
Go to the App Store and download it now. To help others locate the app easier and enjoy online support, don't forget to give the app a 5-star rate review. Strong reviews like 5-star help bumps up Ben's Friends in the Apple's search result.
In the App, you can access all 35 support communities through the site and it’s perfect for staying in touch with your friends, info and support while on the go. In our beta tests, patient reported using it in doctor office waiting rooms and right after they were given a new diagnosis. The next feature in the App will be portable doctor reviews!
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