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Jun 12, 2009 in the Lupus Community - 14
You didn't mention if you'd had any blood work done? If you're interested, the OK Med. Research Foundation is doing a lupus study and will provide you with a Very Comprehensive blood workup for free ~ and copies to you & your doctor! Lupus is an invisible disease ~ discoid lupus is referred to in Latin as "Wolf" or "the Mas...
Jun 12, 2009 in the Lupus Community - 3
Hello there ~ hope all is going well and your tests have all come back normal! There are many people here that know more than I do about ANA/titer antibodies tests that can be done for lupus but my primary dx. is discoid lupus. I've never had the skin lesions on my lower extremities. My first dx. of discoid lupus (erythematosis) came after an immunofluo...
Jun 12, 2009 in the STDs Community - 2
Yes, I believe you can. There are also other inhaled steroid treatments that leave the teeth and gums vulnerable to disease. Thankfully, when I was rx'd years ago with an inhalant tx. for asthma, I was also advised to Always Brush My Teeth after using them. Thrush is not always an STD ~ it's also known as Candida Albicans, which is a yeast imbalanc...
Apr 08, 2009 in the Depression Community - 4
My dear, I cannot imagine such a painful loss! Bless your sweet heart!! I am here if you ever need someone to talk to!
Apr 07, 2009 in the Depression Community - 5
Please keep me posted on your treatment! My depression has been resistant to med's for about 5 years and it's been a real son of a gun... I did Cognitive Behavioral Therapy years ago and those tools have not been effective for me the worse I've gotten. I also had EMDR treatment for my ptsd/depression/anxiety/flashbacks ~ and that was very eff...
Apr 07, 2009 in the Depression Community - 3
Wow! 2 great posts... I related to both of you very much!! Zoloft was effective for me for the first 5 years; it was the first med I'd ever taken. The past five years have been a rollercoaster trying to get my depression treated properly, with the last year being major depressive/severe. It's hard to get hopeful after the merri-go-round of ineffecti...
Apr 07, 2009 in the Depression Community - 6
Cognitive Behavior Therapy is really effective for a lot of people! Apparently when we are able to change our thinking patterns (through CBT) depression and anxiety symptoms usually lessen, or disappear. Also, in my opinion, it's hard to find good care providers, so my suggestion would be to stick with the CBT therapist if that's working for you. If...
Apr 07, 2009 in the Teen Depression Community - 4
I agree with SpikeRusty ~ that was some sound advice. PLEASE Don't Hurt Yourself! Get help in any way shape or form ~ NOW. there are 100's of 800 #'s available for emergencies ~ and they're anonymous ~ you can tell all and get some good short term support; then get a referral from your GP or walk in to one of the clinics in your area and a...
Apr 07, 2009 in the Abuse Support Community - 40
I hear you and I am here for you!! I got help (my PTSD is from sexual abuse too (panic, anxiety, depression and a myriad of site/sound/smell flashbacks) through a therapist that had great experience working with Combat related PTSD ~ and she saved my life! Hang on to women ~ we'll save your *ss ~ some men might just want to grab it but Many, many, many...
Apr 07, 2009 in the Autoimmune Disorders Community - 3
Thank you, thank you, thank you for sharing these resources!!!