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Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)

What Problems Are Running Through YOUR Veins? Blood Disorders and Lupus

Contents: Blood Disorders           Anemia           Thrombosis           Vasculitis Other Issues Conclusion   Lupus, on many levels, can make one’s blood boil.  That may be a little dramatic, but not far off from how one feels when there are problems with the concoction of blood cells…

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Methotrexate

Methotrexate is a disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug (DMARD) that is used to reduce the swelling and pain associated with certain diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, vasculitis, juvenile arthritis and lupus.   More and more doctors are using methotrexate to treat lupus when antimalarials like hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs aren’t controlling patient symptoms.  This can…

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LUPUS FATIGUE: Symptoms and Treatment

Contents: Lupus Fatigue: Cause and Symptoms What Helps: Treatment and Preventative Measures Closing  Sometimes the only time I don’t feel tired is when I am exhausted.  I am sure many of you who have dealt with debilitating lupus fatigue can say you have felt the same way.  Can I get an “AMEN!?!?”  Too tired to…

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OH THE NERVE! Lupus and the Nervous System

Contents: Cognitive Dysfunction Migraines CNS Vasculitis Fibromyalgia Organic Brain Syndrome Central Nervous System Lupus Tests and Diagnostics Outlook    When you say your lupus is “getting on your nerves” you may be completely accurate.  Sadly, Lupus can attack the nervous system as easily as it can attack your joints, skin or any other part of…

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Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)

Contents: What is systemic lupus erythematosis? Here are some common lupus symptoms: Diagnosing Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Systems Affected by SLE What are the treatments for SLE? In Conclusion    What is systemic lupus erythematosis? Systemic lupus erythematosus is a very long name for a very complicated autoimmune disease that is more commonly known as SLE or…

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What-is-Lupus

What is Lupus?

Contents: What is Lupus? Definition of Lupus The Four Types of Lupus Quick lupus facts Do we know what causes lupus? In Conclusion   What is Lupus? While on the surface, this may seem a simple question to answer, the very nature of lupus makes it, in fact, a very complicated one. There are some…

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