Posted 2/23/2009 10:46 AM (GMT -7)
Have you been under any additional stress or worried about something when you get the stomach pains? Lupus reacts very quickly and randomly to stress -- just something to check out next time if happens. As a quick way to describe Lupus: My immune system is overactive and instead of attacking only diseases, viruses, and outside bacteria, it attacks my NORMAL ORGANS. For instance, it may suddenly decide my fingers are not part of my body, and they will become inflamed, just like if they were infected with something. Swollen, red, painful, tingling, numb, burning, that sort of thing.
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