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Mon, Feb 3 10:40am · Tumid Lupus and Antibiotics in Autoimmune Diseases

Hello! I have noticed over the last year that when I am put on antibiotics my skin completely clears. Last week I was prescribed antibiotics for a horrible sinus infection with a cough. Monday and Tuesday my skin was flaring horribly. I had the classic butterfly rash but it was redder or more angry than normal. I started the antibiotics on Tuesday evening. The rest of the week is kind of a blur do to being so stuffed up. This morning I noticed my skin is completely clear and where the plaques were is flat. I am loving it as my skin is rarely completely clear. I was able to wear a v neck shirt today and put my hair up as I am not trying to hide the marks. Has anyone else experienced this? I see my dermatologist at the end of March and will bring it up to him then.

May 10, 2019 · Tumid Lupus and Diet in Autoimmune Diseases

Hello! I gave up bread, potatoes, crackers, rice, pasta and a lot of sweets. I have replaced the rice, potatoes and pasta with cauliflower. I used mashed and riced cauliflower. I have increased by protein and vegetable intake. I am also making a lot more food at home. Some of the recipes are difficult to begin with but now are quite easy. I searched low carb recipes online. I also shop more in the organic aisles at local grocery stores and at natural grocers close to me. I actually saw a nutritionist yesterday since I plateaued with my weight loss. She said I was doing great and helped me to understand what else to look at on food labels. I am excited to continue my weight loss journey and see what else changes.

May 9, 2019 · Tumid Lupus and Diet in Autoimmune Diseases

Hello! I started a low carb diet in November to help me lose weight and no longer be pre-diabetic. In the last two months I have noticed that my skin is completely clear and for the first time in over 13 years there are no marks on my back. I see my dermatologist towards the end of June and am very interested to see what he has to say. He has never seen my skin completely clear. I still have some of my other symptoms but it is great to not have to pick out clothes to hide my marks. Has anyone else experienced this?

Oct 20, 2018 · Tumid Lupus with SLE Symptoms? in Autoimmune Diseases

Honestly they are not sure right now since my markers are also negative. The only lab result that is abnormal for me is my ESR or SED rate which is in the 50s to 60s.

Oct 20, 2018 · Tumid Lupus with SLE Symptoms? in Autoimmune Diseases

I was diagnosed with Tumid Lupus about 12 years ago. No other issues at that time beyond a rash that would not go away. About 6 years ago I noticed I was always in pain and started seeing a Rheumatologist. She stated I have undifferentiated connective tissue disease but is not sure what it is. Have been on multiple meds over the years and am willing to try to help you. I also have fatigue, stomach issues, brain for and other annoying problems.

Jul 2, 2018 · Tumid Lupus in Autoimmune Diseases

Hello! I have been on Plaquenil for about 14 years. I never thought it helped until I ran out and couldn't get a hold of my dermatologist. I always have plaques on my face, neck, upper chest and arms but it is much better with the Plaquenil. It also helps with the chronic pain. Right now I am also taking Cellcept with hopes it will decrease my SED rate to normal levels. The plaques are bright red and very itchy. I wear sunscreen all the time and stay out of the sun. It is worse in the summer due to the higher temps. If your doctor suggests Plaquenil I would use it. It has definitely helped me.

Sep 11, 2017 · Tumid Lupus in Autoimmune Diseases

My friends and family rarely remember how hard day to day life is for me. It can be very isolating and very hard not to push everything inside yourself. I try very hard to have patience and just remind them I cannot do that or I need to rest. My parents are getting much better. I have stopped talking to my friends about it. I also am so happy everyday that mine is not systemic as well. I cannot imagine going through any more.

Jul 15, 2017 · Tumid Lupus in Autoimmune Diseases

No I have not noticed any side effects. I really like the Elidel for my face. It’s not greasy and absorbs quickly so I put sunscreen and makeup on. Both really help with itching.