Donna Richardson

Lupus
Aquilla, TX

In Search of Dr.

My husband was diagnosed with DLE in 1989. I am in search of a Dr.

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My Diagnosis Story

What symptoms led up to your diagnosis? I start to experience all the painful symptoms of Lupus, such as the rashes (discoid), the "butterfly rash" on my face, pain my joints and...

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My Diagnosis Story

What symptoms led up to your diagnosis? I didn't think to pursue a diagnosis. I had a teaching Doctor at a university health center. My medical history showed I'd had a couple...

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My Diagnosis Story

What symptoms led up to your diagnosis? A terrible aversion to garlic, itchiness all over my body even on the soles of my feet, vomiting when eating certain foods, feeling so tired...

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My Diagnosis Story

What symptoms led up to your diagnosis? Tired all the time and achy bodyWhat tests did your doctor do, and what was this experience like? Ana and blood workUpon learning about...

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My Diagnosis Story

What symptoms led up to your diagnosis? I woke up one morning and couldn't move. Everything hurt and by the time I got ready to go to work, my hands looked like balloons. I went...

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My Diagnosis Story

What symptoms led up to your diagnosis? I had severe painful swelling of my knees. My primary doctor sent me to a rheumatologist and began treatments of cortisone shots. It may...

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My Diagnosis Story

What symptoms led up to your diagnosis? I felt like I had been run over by a truck and it hurt to move. Fevers would spike two or three times a day. I had no desire to eat and...

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Share your coping strategies

What do you do when you're feeling upset? WritingWhat keeps you going? My kids and hubby

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My Diagnosis Story

What symptoms led up to your diagnosis? Blood countWhat tests did your doctor do, and what was this experience like? Blood work and scaryUpon learning about your diagnosis- what...

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My Diagnosis Story

What symptoms led up to your diagnosis? Fatigue, pain, rash, stress, light sensitivity, etc. What tests did your doctor do, and what was this experience like? Blood test, urinalysis,...

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My Diagnosis Story

What symptoms led up to your diagnosis? My first symptom was horrible pain in my ankle. I did not remember injuring my ankle at all. Like twisting it or falling down on my ankle....

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My Diagnosis Story

What symptoms led up to your diagnosis? I had weakness in my legs. I was living in California and I worked for Scripps Clinic. I was seen by an internist and he did blood-work....

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How has Lupus Changed Your Life?

What has changed the most for you since being diagnosed? Not being socialHow have family and friends reacted? Not a good response at allWhat are the biggest misconceptions about...

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How has Lupus Changed Your Life?

What has changed the most for you since being diagnosed? I has changed everything in my life.  How have family and friends reacted? They are very supportive. What are the biggest...

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My Shelton

Lupus
Columbus, GA

LUPUS

                  LISTENING UNDERSTANDING PEOPLE UNIQUE STORIES                                                    -MLA

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