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tens unit for fibromyalgia Health 

TENS Unit for Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition characterized by widespread pain in the muscles, ligaments and tendons, as well as fatigue and multiple tender points — places on the body where slight pressure causes pain. It is believe that as many as 6 to 12 million people in the United states suffer from fibromyalgia.  More than 90% of all patients affected with this chronic and painful condition are women.  There is currently no cure for fibromyalgia.  People with fibromyalgia often find themselves dealing with this chronic widespread pain without much relief.  If…

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Lupus Fatigue and Lupus Malaise Health More 

Lupus Fatigue & Lupus Malaise

Do you ever have days where you just can’t seem to make it out of bed?  I’m talking about lupus fatigue and lupus malaise.  You know, the days where your body has just given up and mentally you can not even process a simple conversation.  I find myself zoning out often, as if my brain is ‘too tired’ to even comprehend something someone is saying.  I HATE days like that. A total of 53–80% of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients identify fatigue as one of their primary symptoms. – Source: Int J Clin…

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Lupus & Cold Sores Health More 

Lupus and Cold Sores

You hear a lot about lupus mouth sores and nose sores, but what about lupus and cold sores?  For many years, I would get a cold sore in the exact same place on my top lip.  I never really paid attention to when I would get these until I was diagnosed with lupus.  When I am experiencing a bad flare, these lupus cold sores always make a nice and dramatic entrance on my face. So there was definitely no surprise when I had a cold sore pop up with this…

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Lupus and Weighted Blankets

Looking to Buy a Weighted Blanket for Lupus? If you suffer from lupus, you probably understand the pain that many of us suffer from daily.  Even though we are so completely fatigued throughout the day, there are many nights that we may lay awake from insomnia or painsomnia.  A decent night’s sleep can really determine what kind of day we will have in the morning. So naturally, I got a spark of interest when I begin to hear the rave reviews from friends and family members that have tried weighted…

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septoplasty turbinate reduction lupus Health More 

Septoplasty with Turbinate Reduction and Lupus

I have not been very active on my lupus blog lately due to having surgery on my nose earlier this summer, my chronic idiopathic urticaria  and recently my partial nephrectomy I had for Kidney Cancer. A few months ago, I had septoplasty with turbinate reduction done to help me with breathing issues I had been having for quite some time.  After an initial CT scan requested from my ENT doctor, I was diagnosed with a deviated septum and bilateral concha bullosa. The CT scan also said that I had a…

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holidays with lupus and trigeminal neuralgia flare Health More 

Holidays with Lupus and Trigeminal Neuralgia Flares

If you have followed my blog for a while, you probably are aware that I also suffer from bilateral trigeminal neuralgia and atypical face pain as well.  I have been for fortunate with all of my health related issues in 2019, that the trigeminal neuralgia didn’t really flare too much this year.  So, naturally, my body decides to celebrate the holidays with lupus and a trigeminal neuralgia flare. I figured I was definitely experiencing the beginning of a lupus flare this last week.  My joint and muscle pain was raging. …

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Kidney Cancer & Lupus Health More 

Lupus and Kidney Cancer

I haven’t been really active on my blog in the last few months and that makes me sad.  I had to take a break due to my health and trying to juggle working and taking care of my family as well.If you have been following my story, you may know that I have had a chronically high white blood count for the last couple of years.  Low white blood counts are usually associated with lupus and the fact that I was having a HIGH count was puzzling, even for my…

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LUPUS BODY RASH_ CHRONIC URTICARIA (2) Health More 

Lupus Body Rash Update

Hello lupus warriors!  If you have been following my blog, you may have seen that I have been dealing with chronic urticaria since October 2018.  It is now June and I am currently experiencing another flare up of this dreadful lupus body rash.  When it first appeared, I was told it was Shingles.  After numerous visits with my healthcare providers, they believe they are hives of some sort. If you have not ready my first post on my lupus body rash, you can read it and see pictures here! This…

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