Most of the posts on chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, and hypersensitivities are on my blog cfsfmmcschirps.
This main blog covers everything else.
I have a daughter struggling with depression and having a very bad day and I want to hug her so hard but she is 560 miles away and being a mom is hard. She’s my heart and I want to snap my fingers and make her whole again. In case she sees this…I LOVE YOU. As The Bloggess says, DEPRESSION LIES. You are more than what it tells you. You are a glorious human being with love to give and beauty to share.
… the introduction of corticosteroids as treatment of SLE by Hench and colleagues in 1952 can be regarded as the start of immunosuppression as treatment (although anti-malarials were used prior to this)…
Lupus in the 1800s: Moriz Kaposi was the first physician to recognize more than skin disease among patients with lupus erythematosus. In an 1872 article … he also described these constitutional symptoms as swelling of lymph nodes, painful swelling of the joints and pain in the long bones. Fever, weight loss and anemia were also noted. Fox described mucous membrane involvement in 1880, while Payne noted a ‘vascular hyperemia’ …
In animal models of lupus nephritis,”Collectively, these studies uncover total urinary protease, prostaglandin D synthase (PGDS), serum amyloid P (SAP), and superoxide dismutase (SOD) as novel biomarkers of anti-GBM disease and lupus nephritis, with stronger correlation to renal disease compared to currently employed biomarkers.” (Wu et al.)
Elizabeth Holmes dropped out of Stanford and founded a company called Theranos with her tuition money. Now, instead of vials of blood, Theranos requires only a pinprick and a drop of blood. With that, they can perform hundreds of tests, at a much cheaper price than with conventional methods.
Some pain conditions have been linked to increased mast cells. There are tests and treatments for mast cell disorders, which may ease pain somewhat since this is actually treating one of the pain triggers instead of potential downstream targets.
Fibromyalgia (some patients)
By 1846 Ferdinand von Hebra had described 2 lesions in lupus … He also invoked the phrase ‘butterfly rash’ to describe lupus.
The word lupus was first used to describe skin lesions after the fall of the Roman Empire in medieval times.