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Perplexed about Lupus prescriptions and formularies by Lupus Adventurer Posted Wed 22 Aug 2012 1:00am Waiting vacation  mail When we arrived home from vacation last week, one of the waiting pieces of mail was from my insurance company.  They had made a pre-certification determination on my rheumatologist’s prescription for peripheral neuropathy caused by my lupus.  My doctor and I had discussed my increasing need to use pain medications ... Read on »
results of lupus survey by Carla U. Patient Expert Posted Wed 18 Jun 2008 6:08pm I set up a survey about lupus on surveymonkey.com, with a limit of 100 respondents. Well, the results are in. First of all, I sent the results to my husband. It really hit home with him, after reading everyone's comments, about how important it is to rest, sleep, and not have too much stress. he let me off the hook for a big family gatherin ... Read on »
Lupus Medication Side Effects by SGethers Patient Expert Posted Tue 16 Feb 2010 2:22pm Lately, I have been taking the medications Lyrica and Prednisone. Before I knew it, I had gained a few pounds. Mind you, I've been overweight in the past, so any weight gain tends to alarm me. I've never had an eating disorder, but I have taken drastic measures to drop weight. Those days are long gone. Your body is not meant to "yo-yo diet"! When ... Read on »
Lupus and Benlysta – One year rheumatologist check up with B+ Benlysta grade by Lupus Adventurer Posted Sat 04 Aug 2012 10:00am One year of Benlysta This month will mark one year since starting Benlysta infusions for my lupus.  As mentioned before, my lupus is thankfully now a milder, gentler “monster,” and my overall health has improved markedly.  Most importantly, my symptoms of central nervous system involvement and my energy levels have greatly improved.  No ... Read on »
All kinds of treatments out there for lupus by Carla U. Patient Expert Posted Wed 18 Jun 2008 6:08pm i thought i'd share this, which i found on dailystrength.org. this is a list of all the various treatments people with lupus have tried. includes number of people who tried it and percent of people who found it helpful. Just like my surveymonkey.com survey, plaquenil and prednisone top the list. not surprising, as prednisone was the first ... Read on »
Discoid Lupus Erythematosus (DLE) Problem by heru m. Patient Expert Posted Fri 13 Feb 2009 4:52pm Question: pet’s breed: German Shepherd pet’s age: 2 pet’s sex: Male QUESTION: I got my dog 1 year ago from the local pound. When I got him I noticed that he had dry and discoloured patches on the side of each nostril, I did wonder what it was but he seemd fine and i ... Read on »
Sicca symptoms in Thai patients with rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus and scleroderma: a comparison with age-m by Jan Posted Fri 11 Sep 2009 4:58pm Research by Wangkaew S. and Colleague. This study was performed to determine the prevalence of ocular and oral sicca symptoms in Thai patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), and scleroderma (Scl). The ocular symptoms and sign (the Schirmer's 1 test) and the oral sicca symptoms and sign (the Saxon's ... Read on »
Anxiety News: Anxiety And Depression Lower Quality Of Life In Majority Of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Patients by Katie G. Healthy Living Professional Posted Wed 17 Jun 2009 6:31pm Anxiety And Depression Lower Quality Of Life In Majority Of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Patients ScienceDaily (June 12, 2009) — 92.8% of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) suffer anxiety and depression which significantly affects both their physical and emotional quality of life (QoL), according to the results of a new study pr ... Read on »
Systemic sclerosis (scleroderma) associated with discoid lupus erythematosus. by Jan Posted Sun 29 Aug 2010 12:00am Six patients with systemic sclerosis (SS) and discoid lupus erythematosus (DLE) were studied to determine whether such cases have some common clinical and laboratory findings. DLE preceded SS in all cases. Three patients had diffuse scleroderma with lung and esophagus involvements and the others limited scleroderma. Three patients had an ... Read on »
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) by Ahmad.H Posted Fri 03 Dec 2010 12:00am SLE is a chronic disease that causes inflammation of connective tissue. It is a multisystem autoimmune inflammatory disease. SLE is the commonest and the most serious type of lupus.  What causes SLE ? SLE is believed to be an autoimmune disease, which means that the body's immune system produce antibodies that attacks the own ... Read on »