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Acthar Gel Injections??

Acthar Gel Injections??

Has anyone been prescribed Acthar Gel Injections for Lupus Nephritis?? I'm having horrible side effects on Prednisone and my Nephrologist suggested Acthar as a non-steroid alternative. I'm having trouble getting my insurance company to approve it, but still hopeful that I can obtain it and get some relief. I know it's a very expensive drug, but has anyone had any good/bad experiences with it??

Post Menopausal Breast Pain

Post Menopausal Breast Pain

Is there anyone else here who has gone through menopause and yet still gets swollen painful breasts several times a month? I am trying to find out if the swelling and pain that I am getting several times a month in my breast is related to my autoimmune disorder. It seems so odd because I am completely through menopause. Do any of the rest of you experience this?

Hepatitis C Treatment And Lupus

Hepatitis C Treatment And Lupus

Has any been treated for hep C Ribavirin and Interferon, I looked it up and found out it can cause lupus

Can Ibs/diarrhea Affect Plaquenil Absorption?

Can Ibs/diarrhea Affect Plaquenil Absorption?

I would be grateful to know if any of you have experienced diminished plaquenil absorption (effectiveness) due to diarrhea and/or ibs?

Relafen/Nabumetone

Relafen/Nabumetone

Hi, has anyone taken Nabumetone? I have had a really mixed experience with it. It made my pain levels drop dramatically, but it turned me into jello. All I wanted to do was sleep, severe fatigue and docs thought I was either flaring or depressed - I stopped the drug and was pretty much back to normal - hurting but clear-minded - in 48 hours. I have slept for nearly a month, I could hardly lift my head with the stuff and nobody even thought to mention that might be causing a problem for me… read more

What Is The Difference Between The Elisa ANA Test & The Hep2cell Fluorescence?

What Is The Difference Between The Elisa ANA Test & The Hep2cell Fluorescence?

My doctor ordered the advise testing kit and it came back showing positive on the Hep-2 cell florescence at 1:160 titer Homogeneous pattern which has been pretty consistent for the past 4 years but the Elisa ANA IgG test came back at 15 which would be negative..

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