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Board: Lupus 08-10-2011, 10:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,312
Posted By upssamc
Arthritis and Lupus, Dead End w Rheumy, Need Advice PLEASE

Hello all,
I am becoming increasingly frustrated. I have multiple health concerns going on and it has been a battle trying to get the right referals etc. I am 27 and believe I have some serious...
Board: Trigeminal Neuralgia 08-04-2011, 07:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 5,231
Posted By upssamc
Front teeth going NUMB

I am wondering if this is a side effect from TN, my front teeth have been going numb since the winter, much more so lately. Most often when I wake up in the morning, anyone experience this or know of...
Board: Trigeminal Neuralgia 08-04-2011, 07:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,233
Posted By upssamc
Re: Think I have TN

Sounds more like TMJ with the earache but my TN pain does sometimes feel like a rubberband on my skin, TMJ rubberband is more inside at the jaw and I get a creaking sound like rubber against rubber....
Board: Trigeminal Neuralgia 07-31-2011, 11:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,726
Posted By upssamc
Re: Food triggers TN?

Thanks for your reply! Toothpaste does bother me as well, my tongue will burn and the texture of my tongue seems different, temporary. It's been bothering me alot more lately :(
Board: Autoimmune Disorders 06-29-2011, 03:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,084
Posted By upssamc
Re: UCTD or Seronegative RA?

Sounds more like lupus and possible Sjogrens Syndrome, have you looked into those? Luckily your rheumy will check a wide range and that will help narrow it down. Good luck!!
Board: Fibromyalgia 06-29-2011, 03:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,274
Posted By upssamc
Re: Neurontin (Gabapentin)?

You aren't noticing the tramadol helping because it is best to take it at the same time daily as a maintenence medication not quick relief :)
Board: Autoimmune Disorders 06-22-2011, 03:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 10,308
Posted By upssamc
Re: Lupus rash

Lupus rash can present in many ways. Red, raised, scaley rash is the most obvious/recognized.

My lupus presents itself with tinea versicolor(fungal infection) as well as red,flakey,itchy hives....
Board: Trigeminal Neuralgia 06-22-2011, 03:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,575
Posted By upssamc
Re: diagnosed with Trigeminal Neuralgia but no triggers

Sounds more like TMJ. TN pain is unforgettable and excruciating. Does your jaw make strange noises? Like a creaking or rubber rubbing together type sound?
Board: Trigeminal Neuralgia 06-22-2011, 03:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,726
Posted By upssamc
Food triggers TN?

I've noticed that some foods really seem to trigger a TN flare, does anyone else experience this? Or know if this is even possible?

I seem to be really bothered by vinegar products. Pickles, salt...
Board: Beauty & Cosmetics 06-22-2011, 03:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,145
Posted By upssamc
Re: Manicure Tips?

You must use a good quality base and top coat! Anything from Sallys Beauty works good, love looove Seche Vite!
Board: Autoimmune Disorders 06-22-2011, 07:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,433
Posted By upssamc
Re: Lupus maybe?...Autoimmune crap, any info appreciated

*hugs* I know that run down terrible, flu-symptoms, bruised body feeling very well, everyday life story for me for 5 years now. Sadly, I don't think it ever goes away :( Have you looked into...
Board: Autoimmune Disorders 06-21-2011, 10:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,433
Posted By upssamc
Re: Lupus maybe?...Autoimmune crap, any info appreciated

Hey there, your symptoms definitely lean towards an autoimmune disorder, have you had your ANA checked, other blood work? Are you on any medication for the hashimotos? That should be treated for...
Board: Autoimmune Disorders 06-21-2011, 04:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,998
Posted By upssamc
Re: Difficulty Reaching Diagnosis

You can ask to have your C3 and C4 checked as well if you are still leaning towards lupus, they can clearly show if you are in the middle of a "lupus flare". I had a + ANA and my rheumy said it was...
Board: Autoimmune Disorders 06-21-2011, 04:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,343
Posted By upssamc
Re: MCTD and Fibromyalgia

Your optimism is infectious!! Made me teary eyed!
Board: Autoimmune Disorders 06-21-2011, 04:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,270
Posted By upssamc
Re: Autoimmine or Neuropathic?

Have you been giving a referral to see a neurologist? I would request one if not. I am waiting to see one because of a question of possible MS judging my symptoms as well as right body numbness,...
Board: Autoimmune Disorders 06-21-2011, 03:23 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,004
Posted By upssamc
Vision problem from Dx AI disorder or neurologic?

Hello everyone, this is my first post so I apologize in advance if I ramble on a bit...

I have been having extreme photophobia (sensitivity of the eyes). On top of this my right eye is chronically...
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