Sharing a hopefully new, helpful and informative lupus site...

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   Posted 8/8/2007 3:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello to all. You probably remember my previous posting about my concerns with the possible connection between my toes and recently discovered spikes in my blood sugar. I have recently found a website that I feel is very informative and helpful. It provides you with so much more information about everything to do with lupus as well as the drugs used to treat it. The web address is This site is from the UK. They give you more complete information than any American site I have visited. This site may not be new to all of you with experience here. I found especially helpful the "Practical" tab on their home page where under the "diet" topic; they list very specific detailed information that even my doctors have never gone over. There are many vitamins that prednisone depletes your body of that I've never been told about. I printed off a few pages to discuss with my doctor to see about testing the levels of simple things in my body that could very well be making me feel bad some days. Also, that site specifically lists out problems with the body's ability to handle blood sugar as well as aggravating or even inducing diabetes along with a few other conditions thanks to taking prednisone! How many of our websites, books, drug inserts, you name it; will tell you that kind of flat truth about pills here in the United States of Pharmaceuticals? Just doing some last minute searching to aide me with my doctor's follow-up tomorrow. Thought someone else might also find this site useful.
Always looking for the silver lining, Sharen

SLE '06, Sjogren's '06, Traumatic Head Injury '94

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   Posted 8/9/2007 7:28 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Sharen. I enjoyed the website.  It's helpful and informative.  I tagged it as a favorite.  Thanks!

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 8/9/2007 10:11 AM (GMT -6)   
Sharen, it's always good to have a new place to read about lupus. I'll take a look. Thanks.
Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sjogren's, osteoarthritis, fibro, ibs, renauds, restless leg, hiatal hernia, double vision, migraines.
cellcept, neurontin, prednisone, plaquenil, synthroid, triamterene, tramadol, actonel, tri-est, imitrex, cymbalta, multivitamin, calcium w vit D, fish oil, aspirin

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