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    SLE & swelling???
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    leecat41 posted:
    Will lupus cause you to swell really bad. My legs swell daily and have been pitting for about two years now. I take lasics daily and also potassium but I still swell and pit. My c-rp has been over 20 for a long time. I've been to several doctors including Vandy. The rheumy there was outraged that no one had tested my kidneys but didn't run any tests herself. I was told to go back to the original rheumy who was trying to treat me with hydroxychloriquin (spelling?) but I had other health issues to pop up first (hysterectomy). Since the surgery, my rash is constant, the swelling never eases up and I'm achy all the time. So I guess I'm just trying to figure out what is caused by the lupus and what isn't. Any suggestions?
    To do what is right is not always easy, to do what is easy is not always right.
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    dozzi responded:
    my doctor put me on hydroxychloroquine 200mg for Lupus and nabumetone for inflamation 500mg and the swelling went down alot not in constent pain all the time it helped me but I have pluresy too on pain meds for that all the time


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