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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 »
This is the story how a PFO caused my stroke by David D. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sat 13 Sep 2008 3:26am 4 Comments My Stroke While I have remained mostly silent about this issue over this past year, I now know I must let everyone hear my message so that I can help do something to educate others. Several months ago I had a stroke. It was revealed after months of testing that it was caused by a defect in my heart from birth called a patent foramen ov ... Read on »
This is the story how a PFO caused my stroke by David D. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 29 Sep 2008 11:53pm My Stroke While I have remained mostly silent about this issue over this past year, I now know I must let everyone hear my message so that I can help do something to educate others. Several months ago I had a stroke. It was revealed after months of testing that it was caused by a defect in my heart from birth called a patent foramen ov ... 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 »
BIG DAY FOR BENLYSTA-Reporting to you from the Lupus Research Institute by CHRONICLYsILLy Posted Tue 16 Nov 2010 9:01pm LRI Highly Encouraged by FDA Advisory Committee’s Recommendation to Approve Benlysta for Lupus source: http://lupusresearchinstitute.org Tuesday, November 16, 2010The Lupus Research Institute (LRI) and its National Coalition of state and local lupus organizations are pleased with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Advisory Commit ... Read on »
What Causes Lupus? by Duane P. Patient Expert Posted Mon 11 Jul 2011 1:20pm No one knows what causes lupus. Scientists think that people are born with the genes to develop lupus and that something brings on or "triggers" the disease and symptoms. However, a combination of genetics (heredity), environment, and hormones is involved. Learn more about the factors that may cause of lupus . Genes: No gene or group of ge ... Read on »
Lupus and a letter to my younger self by Lupus Adventurer Posted Tue 10 Apr 2012 1:35pm Lupus at sweet 16, but not diagnosed Lupus at sweet sixteen, but not yet diagnosed.  You don’t know this yet, but in a few years you will be a young wife and mother, and will finally be diagnosed with lupus.  However, you will continue to have mysterious symptoms for another ten years before a doctor finally asks the right questions, an ... Read on »
Lupus Adventurer’s unlikely junk mail “friends” by Lupus Adventurer Posted Mon 05 Aug 2013 12:15am Junk Mail What do you get with an email address and public Internet presence?  Junk mail!  It relentlessly finds its way through cyberspace to unwitting recipients.  However, two digital offenders recently caught my interest, and prompted a couple of good ideas and a simple approach toward achieving an uncluttered life.  Accomplishing b ... Read on »
Managing Lupus While Managing Grief by Lupus Adventurer Posted Wed 30 Jul 2014 4:45am Stress of loss Losing a loved one is hard on everyone, and it seems we can never be ready for it.  Over fifteen years ago mom passed away unexpectedly, and now my dad has gone after a four-year battle with Alzheimer’s.  Although I thought I was adjusting to the idea, and in a way I was already grieving the loss of my father as I knew h ... Read on »
A doctor who knew about lupus and APS!!! by Kathryn .. Patient Expert Posted Wed 12 Aug 2009 10:32pm Today I had to go for a check up at the hospital. I was diagnosed with ovarian cysts last year and since then they have been scanning me regularly and also blood tests. I had the scan done last week. They scan your tummy first, a bit like when you are pregnant then they scan internally. This time there was a man in the room. I was told tha ... Read on »