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... Hi and welcome. I'm so sorry I'm slow to respond. ... (1 replies)
Possible Lupus?
Sep 27, 2014
... Hi, I am a 21 year old female who is healthy and I have some questions on some stuff. I have no idea what would be wrong with me. First of, I have swollen lymph nodes. ... (9 replies)
... A normal immune system only attacks invaders like bacteria and viruses. ... (9 replies)

... I was diagnosed 6 years ago with Lupus SLE. ... (1 replies)
Very confused
Oct 1, 2014
... You usually need to be seen by an eye Dr every so often because of the plaquenil. Like everyone else has said, it takes a little while to work but it will help the fatigue and joint aches and pains! Make sure to drink plenty of water and that will help tremendously in keeping your blood pressure up. ... (27 replies)
... folate, Calcium and Magnesium at bedtime. I also take iron to keep my red blood cell count up. ... (11 replies)
... of diagnosed patients ever step into the SLE path. ... (3 replies)
... Kathryn, I'm sorry you are in pain. I know what it's like to not let that stop you when you want to spend time with the grandkids. That is the best thing in the world, isn't it? ... (19 replies)
... Hi and welcome! ... (3 replies)
... I hope you don't mind me answering. I'm not diagnoses yet, but I can speak from experience and lots of reading. Others with more experience will hopefully chip in. ... (1 replies)
... he did say that my other antibodies could become positive over time, so they will keep testing. I think they've all been run about 3 times and I don't think there has been any borderline ones. ... (3 replies)
... which he acknowledges is extremely high. But all other antibody tests are negative as is my rheumatoid factor so he says I definitely don't have lupus or ra. He is starting me on hydroxychloroquine but only because of my joint pain he says. He said the ana is likely hereditary... ... (3 replies)
... Vee! I appreciate the responses. My rheum did say she wanted to make sure it was the Plaquenil working and not the Naproxen but I did call and she approved of me taking the Naproxen on the "bad days", which is very helpful. ... (5 replies)
... months to build up to working fully. So I would think it reasonable to take the Naprosyn while the Placquenil is building up, but this should be approved by your Dr. Hopefully, as the Placquenil becomes effective, less or no Naprosyn will be needed. ... (5 replies)
... I have been diagnosed with Mixed Connective Tissue Disease and my Rheumatologist says the same thing yours does. She can't definitively dx me with Lupus as of now but believes that it will progress to Lupus. I don't necessarily understand all of that because MCTD is a combination of three autoimmune diseases... ... (19 replies)
... I love the outdoors so I hate all that, but I quickly concluded there's no temporizing with photosensitivity. ... (3 replies)
... In the past few months I personally have put together a puzzle of strange symptoms that lead me to wonder if I too had Lupus. ... (1 replies)
... Hi and welcome. ... (5 replies)
... Hi everyone, new here! I've been reading these boards for a few months but I've been feeling kind of alone since meeting with my rheum and I thought it might be helpful to talk with other people who understand what I'm going through. ... (5 replies)
... Crofty, hello and welcome! I'm so sorry to be this slow in writing. ... (3 replies)

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