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vasculitis painful

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I caught the end of an episode of House, you know, the series with the doctor that treats the weirdest illnesses under the sun, yesterday. It was about vasculitis - very interesting. Do you think that this is a very painful disease? I would like to find out more about how this affects the veins. I...

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Are potatoes bad for people who suffer from arthritis?

Hello! My grandmother suffers from arthritis. Although she takes all medicines her doctor prescribes I can’t say her condition is improved much. I think the problem is she eats lots of unhealthy food. She adores meat and potatoes and she doesn’t take enough fresh fruit and vegetables....

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Sjogrens Syndrome and Hives

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Hi - I was diagnosed with Sjogrens just about 2 years ago, but have probably had it for over 10 years. My question to the forum is this. I have been suffering dreadful bouts of hives during the last 12 months, and have been trying to identify what is causing them. I have just been searching the...

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costochondritis lupus

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Lately I found out that my maternal grandmother had lupus. Not so long time ago I have been diagnosed with costochondritis, though it has bothered me around 2 years. Now I am afraid because I have heard it can be prelude to lupus. I would like to know more about costorchondritis. Do I have great...

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positive ana but negative for lupus

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A few months ago, my doctor saw that I had elevated blood platelets (480,000) during routine blood work. She sent me to a hematologist, who tested for a number of things that may be causing the platelets to be high. He determined that I had positive ANA with a titer count of 1:640. Yet, he said...

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polymyositis life expectancy

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Hi there! Are there any statistics out there on what the average life expectancy is of those who have polymyositis? I have just been diagnosed and at this point, while I am scared of finding out the truth, I will take any information I can get. I would also really appreciate hearing from others with...

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crohn's disease and burping

I know that people with crohn's disease normally deal with loose stools and excessive flatulence. I guess that they have more than normal amounts of bodily gasses. I am now curious to hear whether this also means that they burp more than the Average Joe? I am really hoping to get the answer on this!...

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Diagnosed with an Autoimmune hepatitis and I continue to gain weight? I am on a prednisone

I was diagnosed with AIH in September and I continue to gain weight, not lose. I was on prednisone but it too strong for me and I ended up in the ER. My dr is starting me on Imuran in the next couple weeks so hopefully it won't do me like the prednisone did.

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Birth defects an option due to untreated Graves' disease?

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Can I get your opinions? If a woman with untreated and perhaps undiagnosed Graves' disease gets pregnant, what is the rate of birth defects in such a person? And what birth defects are on the list of those that are possibly caused by Graves' disease? If you have any information I would appreciate it...

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Diagnosed with relapsing polychondritis

I have been diagnosed with relapsing polychondritis and the medical professionals have never even seen a case of this condition let alone treated one. Could you please let me know what treatment I could have for this condition, I have already lost most of my hearing and I am in excrutiating pain. I...

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