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Good morning. One of my hardcovers says anemia in lupus can be "immunologic" or "nonimmunologic". I think the first kind is where an (unwanted) autoantibody is specifically targeting red blood cells, while the second is a "general" anemia resulting from such things as heavy periods, inflammation (which depletes body stores), heavy use of NSAID's, etc.

I think when anemia is present in lupus, the task is to figure out WHY, which may be why your doctor is waiting to see whether your blood levels improve after having endometrial ablation...? You could make it a habit to ask for copies of your labs for your personal files... never hurts, esp. if you ever have to change doctors suddenly.

My rheumatologist & GP warned me not to take too much Vitamin D3, as that can elevate CALCIUM IN BLOOD. I started at 2000 IU's daily, then reduced to 1000 IU's once my level tested in-range. Maybe you could check your dosage with your dr., also for Potassium and Magnesium? (I'm extra careful because I've had total urinary blockage from kidney stones, very nasty.)

I get what you say about sun. I became wildly photosensitive over time, had years of nonscarring circular lupus lesions on upper arms & back (proper name for mine: SCLE annular), dizziness, and headaches. I wear hats with brims, SPF32+ sunblock on face & neck, and just cover up everything else with long sleeves & trousers (tight material, not gauzy). Also, I limit time in midday sun (10AM to 4PM) to a few minutes max.

Please, no worry, your posts aren't too long! You should post any time the mood strikes, OK? I'm very glad you found us. Happy holidays to you & yours, bye for now, Vee





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