I go to Aurora and Mercy Clinics right now. I'm looking for someone that has personal experience with a good doctor. Thanks, Kathy
I am doing much better.
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
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.
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
Hope this is finding you feeling better. Hugs
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
As long as I wear a thick sunscreen I am ok.
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...
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
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 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
Does anyone else have a problem, with nails splitting vertically?
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
Over the years, I've had reoccurring pancreatitis attacks for which I was hospitalized. This last year I've experienced reoccurring abdominal pain that was so severe that on a scale of 1-10 it doesn't even register. I thought for sure that pain was pancreatitis as well, only to get to the ER and after labs and other tests are complete, I found out it's not. In fact, they've don't find anything wrong. Can anyone help or any ideas.
I have stomach pains sometimes, it goes away
I can get to sleep but have trouble staying asleep... Wake up several times a night
I struggle to get to sleep, but then wake at 1 or 4 most mornings. I struggle to get back to sleep as well. Endone works great but I don't like taking it. I'll only pop a tab if I've had 4-5 bad… read more
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
Numbness of hands or feet is a sign of inflammation pressing down on sensory nerves blocking their signals from reaching the brain. Need to reduce inflammation ASAP before inflammation impacts motor… read more