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   Posted 2/20/2013 6:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello! My good friend was diagnoisd with lupus recently and i am looking for a lace to come and ask questions! i have tryed looking online for as much info as i can and haveing a hard time doing so. So is there any links please let me know!!
Always she is haveing nose bleeds after takening a shower followed by nausea, dizziness and a bad headache! has this happened to anyone else?!?
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   Posted 2/20/2013 8:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to HW, Kierston,

You might want to check out the information at It has lots of general info to help you be an informed friend!

I wonder if she is taking really hot showers and overheating? I haven't heard of anyone with these symptoms before.
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   Posted 2/20/2013 9:26 PM (GMT -6)   
It's my understanding that Lupus can cause high blood pressure and high blood pressure can cause nosebleeds - I actually just saw my ENT today (following up on a five day nosebleed)  who tells me to avoid hot things (food/drink/bathing) because they can trigger a nosebleed. And yes - headaches and nausea do go with a nosebleed.
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   Posted 2/21/2013 1:23 AM (GMT -6)   
In case of lupus, it causes high blood pressure and due to this there is nose bleeds. I have also known that it may be low platelet count as they cause the blood not to clot.
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