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Aug 8, 2018 · Facial Hair on Women in Women's Health

Unlike other diuretics, Spironolactone is potassium-sparing. It does not get rid of potassium. It can actually cause potassium to build up in your blood. Please have your doctor check your potassium levels. Too much potassium can cause problems with your heart, such as a very slow heart beat, a thready pulse and weakness. Also, make sure the lab draws two tubes. The first one is a throw-away after the tourniquet is removed. The second one will be sent for analysis. If the lab draw is not done accurately, you could get a false-positive since potassium can leak into the blood because of the tourniquet. Good Luck!

May 9, 2018 · Raynaud's Syndrome in Autoimmune Diseases

I looked it up on the net. It was Bette Davis who said, "Getting old ain't for sissies." I think she knew a thing or two!

May 9, 2018 · Raynaud's Syndrome in Autoimmune Diseases

that's a good idea. I also do hand exercises. Helps loosen them and gets circulation going. Pumping each finger from the bottom knuckle up to the tips gets the blood flowing for me.

May 9, 2018 · Raynaud's Syndrome in Autoimmune Diseases

Heat locker socks from walgreens helped me. Massaged lotion on my feet, then immediately put the socks on my feet. I also folded a blanket in half and laid it over the bottom 1/3 of my bed. Good luck!

May 8, 2018 · Raynaud's Syndrome in Autoimmune Diseases

Hi Toni Ann, I'll be 68 yo in a couple months. Sometimes I feel very much alone fighting the good fight. It seems the older we get the less we have as a support group. But, these interactions are very helpful.
I'm new to connect. So far, everybody seems very helpful and reassuring. I'm glad that you are feeling less stressed. Getting old is not for sissies. Can't remember who said that, but now I understand! Hope you have a good evening!

May 7, 2018 · Drug Induced Lupus in Autoimmune Diseases

I've had a mild rash to amoxicillin and have latex sensitivity from wearing gloves at work. Other than that, everything has been fine until the drug-induced lupus. Thanks for asking!

May 7, 2018 · Drug Induced Lupus in Autoimmune Diseases

Im glad Diovan (valsartan) is working for you. I had a lupus flare while on the ARBs. I'm frustrated and feel I'm running out of options.

May 7, 2018 · Raynaud's Syndrome in Autoimmune Diseases

I live in Florida. One would think that it's the ideal climate for raynauds. But, it isn't. Going in an out of air conditioned building and cars are problematic. I keep gloves everywhere and wear long sleeve sweaters no matter what the temperature is. Heat locker gloves from Walgreens were wonderful during the winter. Also, moisturizing my hands seems to help. Apply a dab of Coconut oil first then layer it with lotion. Good luck!