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Re: Next Up. Coded Messages. by dot.dot.dash-dash-dash-dot.dot. on 2003-01-09 15:02:36
hey you... Plaquenil was used to treat malaria back in the 50's (??? - don't quote me on that please...) and was accidentally discovered to ALSO treat symptoms of lupus. The point is... there've been no new drugs for lupus specifically in decades! My personal experience is that: a) it has made my rashes worse at times b) hasn't really helped with pain and c) doesn't help lower the 'sed rate'. Sed rate = sedimentation rate of the blood when testing for presence of disease activity. My doc said for someone my age the normal range should be around 40... my sed rate = 123! Obviously this is VERY and only indicates disease activity (duh) and how agressive the lupus is, but, I ALREADY KNOW I HAVE LUPUS!!!! sheesh. I'm assuming I don't have malaria, however, I've got a built-in precaution! This is the good news???? -- I'm more worried about impending war and being nuked by people I don't know who hate me. Ciao!
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|Re: Re: Next Up. Coded Messages. by Kid on 2003-01-09 15:49:06 | Reply to this|
OK. I may have taken that too far, but I'm (just a little) bored at the moment. I've done an essay, and a little piece for myself on the middle classes with European culture. Anyhow. I digress.
I don't know much about human biology, the closest I came was Wash! doing 1 lesson at A-Level before dropping out, but it seems 'difficult' to do anything about lupus. I won't dwell - I don't know what its like to be in your situation, nor do I have any experience of any hand at how lupus would affect your life...except for the good day/bad day thing. I could only wish you good days....if you're so worried about being nuked its the very least you deserve.
I remain sceptical about Iraq's capability to manufacture nuclear weapons...it all seems a bit 'pin the tail on the donkey' to me, and the head weapons inspector (discovered nothing as yet...though of course they may well discover "nothing") is checking where the pin landed.
I'll carry this on elsewhere.
If I offended anyone, sorry, it was a stream of thought thing. You got off lightly, believe me.