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Date Joined Oct 2007
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   Posted 11/7/2007 8:02 PM (GMT -6)   
I am new  to this sight and I am a Type I Diabetic.  It's a possibility that I too have Lupus.  I've been exhausted, have a terrible back ache, shoulders are sore and I've had a sinus infection for 4 weeks.  The Doc is still doing testing.  My liver enzymes are extremely high, if that means anything dealing with Lupus.  Will someone please tell me what the treatments are for Lupus.  I have a very important meeting in two days and I need to have energy and look as good as I can.  I need help.

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   Posted 11/7/2007 8:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi SadSam,
Unfortunately, there is no quick fix for lupus.  In fact it's the opposite.... Having autoimmune diabetes can certainly put you at a higher risk for other autoimmune diseases, but so much is taken into consideration when a lupus diagnosis is on the line.  Doctors have to be 100% certain it's lupus because the treatments are very powerful and often present their own problems.
I would suggest getting as much rest as you can in the next couple of days, and try to eliminate stress.  Try taking hot baths to calm the back and shoulder aches.  Have you thought of seeing a chiropractor?  Or getting a massage?  That can help too.
As for the high liver enzymes, that is something that can be seen in diabetes too.  So it's good that your doctor is doing tests, he just has to make the right diagnosis.  Most lupus diagnosis's take many years to get.  Although, if all the right things line up, it could be faster.
I wish there was a quick fix for how you feel.  I'm sorry you are suffering.  Please keep us posted on what you learn from the doctor okay.
I can do anything through Jesus Christ who strengthens me. I have learned in whatever state I am in,to be content. Phillipians 4:11-13

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Date Joined Oct 2007
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   Posted 11/7/2007 8:52 PM (GMT -6)   

Thank you so much for the advice. I'm going to give it a try. I'll let you know how my meeting goes.
I will keep you in my prayers.

Happy to chat with you.


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Date Joined Jan 2005
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   Posted 11/8/2007 10:03 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Sam . . . welcome to the forum!!

I see Ginny has already given you some good advice!! There are some clickable links in my signature that might help . . . Generally when a person is thought to have lupus, they are referred to a rheumatologist . . . hopefully your doc will refer you so the rheumy can figure things out and get some meds started for whatever is causing you trouble.

Lots of helpful people here . . . I hope you make some good friends!!


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Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 187
   Posted 11/8/2007 10:43 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi Sam

I am so sorry you are hurting, but I am so proud of you for reaching out and to the family here on HW. It is a great family and I hope you find the love and support you need!

Stay Strong and know that we are thinking of you! Good luck on your big meeting on Friday! You are beautiful and I am sure it will be a smashing success!





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Date Joined Dec 2004
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   Posted 11/8/2007 9:25 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi Sam,

   I just wanted to welcome you to the forum and wish you the best with your meeting on Friday! Ginny and Rosie had some great advice for you. This is a great place for support and great friends! Take care and update us when you can. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.


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