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Has Anyone Found A Good, Autoimmune Knowledgeable GI Doctor In S/E WI?

Has Anyone Found A Good, Autoimmune Knowledgeable GI Doctor In S/E WI?

I go to Aurora and Mercy Clinics right now. I'm looking for someone that has personal experience with a good doctor. Thanks, Kathy

A MyLupusTeam Member said:

Update: My rheumatologist recommended I go to UW Madison or Medical College of Milwaukee to find a GI that is familiar with Lupus.

posted almost 6 years ago

At What Point Do You Tell A Man You Are Dating That You Have Lupus?

At What Point Do You Tell A Man You Are Dating That You Have Lupus?

I am 57 years old and am a widow. It took me after Michael had been dead for about 2 years that I felt any desire to even look at another man. My kids are adults and live in Idaho. They encouraged me to try computer dating. I am now getting attention from men. I am seeing men here in Yucca Valley but also have what I call "penpals" on the computer. I am a person who is very honest and I pride myself on that. However, I have told men on the first date and I think I scared some of them off… read more

A MyLupusTeam Member said:

Good evening. .. I am also on dating sites but I tell in my profile my medical history and it has scared quite a few men off.
But thats ok.
The right one will come along.
Jean
Stay Positive

posted over 5 years ago

Alzheimer's????????

Alzheimer's????????

The last week I have been waking up & I don't know where I am. I look around and nothing looks familiar. After a few minutes I realize I am at home but I still feel kinda scared & I want to go home but I don't know where home is!!!

I feel like an Alzheimer's patient. My mom use to wake up and wander around yelling let me out of here. She had Alzheimer's and would revert to when she was in an orphanage.

I have never had this problem before. Does anyone else have episodes like this? I have PTSD… read more

A MyLupusTeam Member said:

Hope this is finding you feeling better. Hugs

posted almost 6 years ago

Eczema

Eczema

Anyone have eczema? Dermatologist says that is what is on my hands and I have never had eczema before all this lupus sickness hit me...

A MyLupusTeam Member said:

Psoriasis? "A chronic autoimmune condition that causes the rapid buildup of skin cells. This buildup of cells causes scaling on the skin's surface. Inflammation and redness around the scales is… read more

posted almost 3 years ago

Treatment

Treatment

Does anybody else have trouble growing nails? Mine chip,peel,crack and when they crack they crack longwise from cuticle to finger tip. Does anybody have anything that helps with them?

A MyLupusTeam Member said:

@A MyLupusTeam Member It's over the counter in the vitamin/mineral aisle. You can get it at any drugstore or WalMart. I buy the Store Brand-Biotin 1000mcg. It's a Dietary Supplement that helps hair… read more

posted almost 5 years ago

Does Anyone With SLE Not Suffer From The Sun?

Does Anyone With SLE Not Suffer From The Sun?

I have not had a photosensitive rash since well before my diagnosis and I have NEVER had the malar rash! As a kid living in Cali I was outside all the time and had the dark skin to prove it! After spending 3+yrs in England and then moving to NE, I haven't even been sunburned for prolly 10 years and not from lack of trying...but today I actually got some sun! Very odd for me!. Just curious...anyone else notice no effect from the sun...I should mention the heat effects me, zaps my energy, my… read more

A MyLupusTeam Member said:

I go in the sun a lot but I use a suntan oil called SP20 and you do not loose your tan fast but do not stay in the sun for to long.I go into to the sun for about 2-3 hrs and I have SLE for 15 yrs

posted over 5 years ago

Nails

Nails

Does anyone else have a problem, with nails splitting vertically?

A MyLupusTeam Member said:

I have acrylic nails because I have no nails to speak of w/out them. And the nails I do have when I'm not wearing the acrylics are pitiful! They, like you & the others, break & peel in any direction… read more

posted almost 6 years ago

Is Plaquenil Keeping You Up At Night Too??

Is Plaquenil Keeping You Up At Night Too??

Plaquenil gives me a ton of energy. I take it twice a day. I'm wondering if the second (nighttime) pill gives such a surge of energy that it's keeping me awake. I can't sleep!!!!! :-( I'm taking zzquil and drinking sleep tea and still up until 2-3 am. Anyone going though something similar. This is the beginning of week 4 on Plaquenil.

A MyLupusTeam Member said:

I had an adverse reaction to it and methotrexate so can't take. Long for days of higher prednisone much better pain control so I would sleep and at least had some energy...kkc

posted about 1 month ago

I Noticed That I Don't Get A Good Qualttity REM Sleep And Am Always Fatigued. So Does Anyone Having Fatique Get Good Solid REM Sleep?

I Noticed That I Don't Get A Good Qualttity REM Sleep And Am Always Fatigued. So Does Anyone Having Fatique Get Good Solid REM Sleep?

Many of us suffer from fatigue and it is constant/chronic. I have it always and it affects everything, like memory and just enjoying life. Wanting to know if others suffering from fatigue are getting good REM sleep or is they are like me constantly waking up throughout the night.

A MyLupusTeam Member said:

I don't always have it but when I flare it is crippling. Far worse than anything imaginable not to be able to walk from one room to another or stand to brush your teeth 🙏❤🙏

posted 7 months ago

So Frustrated With Doctors

So Frustrated With Doctors

My doctor takes more vacations than anybody I know. And hey more power to him. Wish I could. But my problem is he doesn't take care of his patients 1st. Now I'm here without 3 (tramadol, methotrexate, plaquenil) of my meds for an entire week!!. Now I'm trying to WILL myself off this couch but it feels like my muscle and joints have turned into wood. Just one of the many frustrations of lupus
Anyway, how do you select your doctors? My rheumy is great but I need a new pcp

A MyLupusTeam Member said:

MicheleQ from Wynelle2

Yes, and I take Gabapentin 300 three times a day and Tramadol for Neuropathy pain. It helps a great deal. Do you have trouble sleeping? I can't sleep at night, so I take the… read more

posted 4 days ago