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Summer's here - and so are my lupus bruises by Sara G. Patient Expert Posted Wed 13 Jun 2012 8:00am Summer is here, and with summer, comes warmer weather. And with warmer weather, comes shorts, skirts, and the like. And with those guys, come the unveiling of unsightly bruises on my extremities. I wish it weren't so, but I've been bruising easily for years, even before I was diagnosed with lupus. Granted, it's only gotten worse since my diagnosi ... Read on »
Most Women with Lupus Can Have Successful Pregnancy Outcomes by Carla U. Patient Expert Posted Sat 05 Nov 2011 10:33pm Most Women with Lupus Can Have Successful Pregnancy Outcomes Results from Multicenter NIH PROMISSE Study Find Pregnancy Safe for 80 Percent of Women with Lupus Chicago, November 5, 2011—Promising research led by investigators at Hospital for Special Surgery may offer hope for women with lupus who once thought that pregnancy was too risk ... Read on »
Coping with Lupus: Fact #19 – Common lupus blood disorders – anemia, thrombocytopenia and more by Lupus Adventurer Posted Sat 19 May 2012 2:59pm Coping with Lupus: Blood disorders such as anemia (too few red blood cells) are common in lupus, and can greatly affect the health of lupus patients.  A few blood related (hematological) conditions really matter in lupus.  Blood related issues are usually treated by hematologists, the specialists who know the most about helping patients with ... Read on »
Lupus Treatment Options: Lupus Medications by Molly Patient Expert Posted Wed 13 Mar 2013 11:30am Lupus Treatment Options: Lupus Medications Lupus manifests differently in each patient (Please see: How Lupus Can Affect The Body ,) requiring varying treatment options for each individual depending on the signs and symptoms that are presenting. (For more information on this topic, click on this link: Lup ... 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, 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 »
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 »
Coping with Lupus: Lupus Fact #15 – Four Types of Lupus by Lupus Adventurer Posted Tue 15 May 2012 11:00am Coping with Lupus:  There are four distinct forms of lupus.  Systemic lupus is the most common type of lupus.  The other three forms of lupus are cutaneous, drug-induced and neonatal.  Drug-induced lupus and neonatal are not a sustained lupus, but systemic and cutaneous lupus are auto-immune conditions that tend to stay with a patient through ... Read on »
What does Lupus look like? by Sara G. Patient Expert Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 8:01pm Well, that depends. There were times when I'd lost almost all my hair, had " moonface " and bruises up and down my legs because of the high dose of prednisone I was on, and had lost so much weight I was mere skin and bones. At other times, my face had a healthy glow, I was well-nourished, and I didn't look as though I had a sickly bone i ... Read on »
The List of Celiac Problems is LONG… by Eileen Simpson Patient Expert Posted Sun 11 Oct 2009 8:14pm It speaks for itself…this is why we confuse Doctors Here is the list of over 300 Signs, Symptoms, Associated Disorders and Complications directly or indirectly resulting from celiac disease. We were the first to present this information in our comprehensive book, “Recognizing Celiac Disease.” This list is now being ... Read on »
Prescriptions 101: Prednisone by Sara G. Patient Expert Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 1:48pm Ah. Where to start with a drug like Prednisone . There were months when I referred to my steroid dosages as my little magic pills - little because they are the smallest pills I think I've every taken (especially when you have to cut those 5mg pills in half - I was forever losing those little slivers!), and magic because within 30 mi ... Read on »