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   Posted 8/21/2007 12:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Everyone.  Thanks for all the well wishes and yes Emmi, da flake is flying out of da flump.  Books that are helping:  Taking Charge of Lupus by Pratt and Hallegua with a forward by Daniel Wallace, and The Lupus Recovery Diet by Jill Harrington.  I've read the entire diet book and I'm not convinced to try this vegan, whole foods diet, but I still found it making me long for unprocessed food.  It's been about 12 years since I've eaten cow or pig (just my effort to save a life) so you can probably imagine all the other junk that fills my diet.  Hugs!
Dx: SLE diagnosed 2005, major depressive disorder, diabetes, fibromyalgia, gerd, sleep apnea, hypertension, IBS
Tx: plaquenil, methotrexate, Imuran, prednisone 10mg, flexeril, prozac,  celebrex, lisinopril, actos, lipitor, nexeum, seroquel, arthritis tylenol  PRN: ambien, neurontin, promethazine, xanax
supplements: multi vitamin, C, flaxseed oil, calcium/D
             Better living through chemistry :D    Donna

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   Posted 8/21/2007 5:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, Butterflake. I agree with you on the books! Knowledge is power! It feels like the more info. I have about what I'm dealing with, the better able I am to handle it. Meet it head on. It reminds me of when I got my first nose ulcer. (crazy example, but here goes...) I had never had one before, but I had read about them lots. My rheumy had even asked me about them several times. While tapering, one finally shows up. Hurts like a bad word! I simply got out the vaseline as Daniel J. Wallace described in his book as helping them and rubbed it on. It didn't make it go away or anything, but it took a lot of the pain out of it. It may have made it heal faster, I'm just not sure on that one. But, my point is, I was prepared for it. It didn't catch me off guard or scare me. There is just SO much to learn about this disease! Each author seems to offer one or two pieces of info. extra. Plus, their own descriptions might make different things easier to understand. I'm with you! Take care,
Always looking for the silver lining, Sharen

SLE '06, Sjogren's '06, Traumatic Head Injury '94
Prednisone 10mg and tapering, Caltrate 1200mg, Multi-vitamin, Prevacid 30 mg, Actonel 35mg

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Date Joined Mar 2007
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   Posted 8/21/2007 6:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Wow I didnt know that there was a book on Lupus and diet, I will have to check that out. I eat a pretty healthy diet (when I can eat ....right now its a challenge) but it makes sense to keep the artificial crud out of our diet.

Thanks for the info!

Chronic Fatigue 1990 * Migraines 1990 * Restless Legs 1995 * Fibromyalgia 2001 * UCTD/probable Lupus 2007* Clostridium Difficile 3/07

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