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Mr. Bun

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medically induced lupus......can & did linger with Anthony.
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I do recall now Anthony said that, and what Anthony said, you could take to the bank. I want to learn more about this, but so far I've checked at least 20 sites, including Johns Hopkins and the LFA, and I can't find a thing that would give me more information on it being permanent. Every single place keeps repeating it stops after the drugs causing it are stopped. There must be something about this SOMEWHERE. If anyone knows of a site that I could go to for more info, I'd really appreciate a link. 
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Taffy, I have read the same thing. But they also talked about environmental factors that may bring the lupus out if you may have a predisposition to it. Whatever drug Anthony took may have that environmental factor.

I myself believe that working in a factory with silicone rubber and many hazardous chemicals was my environmental factor. I had read that people who worked with either mercury or silica (silicone) had a higher risk of developing lupus. This cannot be proven at the company that I worked for because I have been the only one who has ever been dx'd with lupus. Would have been less surprised if the doctors had told me that I had cancer because of all of the highly toxic chemicals I worked with. I had never even heard of lupus before.

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That makes it much clearer. I'll try to find more information based on that. Thanks much, Diane.

P.S. Your profile pic always makes me hungry! :)
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I unfortunately don't bake much anymore because it's too hard to stand long enough and my hands can be so stiff and sore and also can have tremors, that things don't always turn out well. Entering the county fair was something I looked forward to every year and lupus took it away, at least for now.
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This is such a stupid disease!!! I'd love to know what you won ribbons for--so cool! Looking at all the foods and crafts entered foor judging is my favorite part of any fair. My sister's won all kinds of blue ribbons at the county and state fairs for her jams, jellies, preserves, and salsa. She even got a special award for excellence they rarely give. But baked goods must present additional challenges, as they have to be timed just right to be fresh and at their best.
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I used to make yeast bread, quick breads, cakes, cookies, pies, and a few types of candy. I also tried my hand at canning tomatoes, spaghetti sauce, and salsa. I never did well with canning but I would rather bake anyway. I've probably been baking since I was 6 yrs old. I started entering the fair through 4H, but it wasn't challenging because everything was awarded a prize. So I started enering the adult competition and entered certain categories to compete against my grandmother. I wish she could have been there when I won the blue ribbon on that apple pie you see. That was a category she almost always won. I believe the last year that I entered was 2013, partially do to my parents health and I took summer classes. Now lupus has affected my hands and knees and I have brain fog. My rheumy wants me to lose weight before she messes around with my knees especially since there are treatments for the knees other than surgery.

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I've had a rough 4 years since my divorce. Lost my medical insurance so I'm forced to go to a sliding scale clinic for my medical care. These places suck and the reason I had drug induced lupus was i got prescribed medicine by the dr at the clinic .
Now im getting a rash on my foot I didn't mean curls. They are circle rashes with clear centers. They don't itch maybe a little but nothing too itchy. And my joints and muscles hury. I think if this is discoid lupus and i think it's been over lookedm
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If it's discoid, it can be dx'd by biopsy.
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I plan on going to the dr. Asap
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I plan on trying to get in with my doctor tomorrow. I will keep everyone posted.
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I went to my family dr. They want me to get blood work done to check for lupus and they prescribed some strong cortisone cream. They said I have to wait a week for my results . He said it's either lupus or plaque psoriasis. In about 2 weeks I will hopefully have some answers.
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Keep us posted Brandy
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I will. I tried adding a picture of it to my profile . I wish my picture would show up.
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