I always think about relocating to a bigger area for a lot of reasons, but I don't want to move somewhere that the climate is not good for people with lupus or fibromyalgia. I live in NM now, which a lot of people move here just for our weather, but we do not have a lot of resources for medical or schooling. Any suggestions? I've thought about Texas or North Carolina, but I'm scared about the humidity.
I live in south east Texas. I lived in North Texas most of my life when I was young I lived in Alabama. I'm here to tell you if it wasn't for my kids and grands I would move to Virginia or Kentucky… read more
Does Ultram/ Tramadol cause seizures?
I'm allergic to it I broke out in the hives
I find it really difficult to remember to reapply every two hours, and many of the sunscreens I've tried don't seem to provide all that solid protection. I'm wondering if there are any new sunscreen innovations that provide better or longer lasting protection? What works for you?
Thanks for any thoughts!
Neutrogena Dry-Touch because I cannot stand being sticky!!! Cera-Ve was OK but it left me looking like I'd been dusted with flour. I don't do tinted because it ends up on my shirt sleeves and collar… read more
Thank you, everyone, for the helpful answers. I am not as worried as before. Blessings to you all and hugs!
I've only been diagnosed for 2 months and I have no idea what I'm doing I know that being gluten free and egg-free I see a difference but not much and then my doctor wants me to go low carb but my rheumatologist wants me to do an anti-inflammatory diet help me please ❤️ also happy New Year
I went mostly whole food plant based and completely vegan (making I don’t eat any animal products but I do occasionally eat ultra processed foods). My labs were completely normal and my symptoms are… read more
I see a lot of people taking about Dialysis or Kidney issues in general. Is this something that is cause by lupus. I have Stage 2 Diabetes and have been put on medication, no insulin. I have thyroid disease , Heart disease, COPD , High Cholesterol and Neuropathy Im on medication for all issues. All apparently caused by Lupus, that went un-diagnosed until recently. Im concerned about my Kidneys as I have had pain in my side, in the kidney area..they did a sonogram and everything looked fine. Is… read more
Yes I have lupus nephritis class 5
Hey - I have recently been diagonsed with SLE and am now taking plaquinel and predisone (started four days ago). I have been losing a lot of hair since June, should this stop soon? Any special hair products anyone uses? The photo is what I caught in the shower today.
Take the extra strength hair skin and nails I swear by it.
My pain mngmt and orthopedic want me to go to pt, but I wonder🤔, because I was very strong with no pain or swelling one week before I became active with lupus. I feel like if lupus is what is causing my muscles to be weak (not to mention inflammation causing pain and weakness) and lupus is causing my fatigue (I also have sjogrens,fibromyalgia, and copd) then how do they expect me to gain strength by exercising if my lupus is still active? My rheumy agrees with me, he says first you have to put… read more
Try aqua therapy....make sure the pool is heated...
And for it by skin? Plain Vaseline works wonders. I don't know if you know but lotions have a lot of alcohol in them. The alcohol sucks the moisture right up. You use more and it just creates more… read more
I have been getting sick constantly lately and it is taking longer to get better. It probably has to do with the Benlysta weakening my immune system but I need to do something to boost it. Everyone tells me their opinions but I would like to know what you guys do to boost your immune systems and what/if vitamins you take.
My Dr prescribed folic acid. He also has me take over the counter L-Lysine & a multivitamin. I also take vitamin D3.