I Have AIDS!!

    As I finally awoke from my Benadryl induced sleep and I began to clear the sleep from my eyes I started to recall the events from the night before.   I let out what could only be described as a low bellowing moan.  I wasn’t ready to face another day and...

The Stranger in My Bed

  After I stuffed myself with Mexican food and pina coladas I walked around the city a bit to work off some of the calories and to avoid what waited for me at home, worry and restlessness.  As I walked around I looked at all of the seemingly healthy people and...

Listen to your body and rest

  One of the symptoms of lupus is fatigue, which is a common complaint among people suffering from Lupus.  I try to explain to my friends and family that this is not a regular kind of tired when I am not in the middle of a flare, this is literally feeling like my...

Food For Thought

An internal Medicine doctor, Dr. Kokayi, who treated me for 2 years once told me something that has stuck with me ever since.  He said, “how can you not expect what you eat to affect your disease ,when 70% of your immune system is found in your gut ?”...

Plaquenil, Malaria, and Lupus

Plaquenil and its use in lupus treatment I know many people who have benefitted from Plaquenil, my previous rheumatologist even it called it “a great drug to control symptoms of lupus.  However, I cannot take Plaquenil because of my initial reaction to it when it was...
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