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A mention that the 4th Edition ( Oct 2008) that's supposed to be 8 )of Dr Wallace's "The Lupus Book" is now available. Sometimes described as the "Lupus Bible", this is the most comprehensive book about lupus written for the layperson by one of the world's foremost lupologists. A must for anybody who wants to find out about all aspects of lupus in comprehensible depth.
I myself do not recommend it for lupus beginners or for giving to family and friends to educate them - there are much better ways of getting early stage general information. Also a good many of the topics will never apply to one person, and the chapters about immunology are hard going and of academic rather than practical interest, to my mind anyway.

This is a link to extracts from the 3rd edition I think, to get a flavour of it.

http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=...=X&oi=book_result&resnum=6&ct=result#PPA83,M1

If you are thinking of buying books about lupus, please remember that by ordering from Amazon UK & USA via this site you will raise money to help maintain the site and forum. There's also the Amazon store for general items.
( Last minute Christmas pressies? :) )

Joanne, the site founder and owner supports it from her own pocket.

http://www.uklupus.co.uk/uklupusbks.html

Thank you Joanne !

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Clare
 

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Thanks Clare. I consider myself a beginner yet with much to learn so until I gain more knowledge I will not purchase this book.

Once I do..............I will run and buy it or should I say order it from Amazon to support this site.:wink2:
 

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Hi Karol,

Judging by your posts to others, you already have this book - probably the 3rd edition, but there won't be huge changes between editions - just some updates where research has revealed new things.

Have you read "The Lupus Book" by Dr. Daniel Wallace? If not I would suggest you buy it as it is written in layman terms and a good book for reference purposes too.
So, since you reccomend it to others I take it you were more than capable of understanding and appreciating it:wink2:

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Dear Clare,
Thank you for the reminder about ordering from Amazon through this site. I must admit I have always forgotten to do this, but I will now mend my ways, I do use Amazon quite often.

If there are any other ways we can contribute to the site please could you let me know. I know you are not soliciting funds, but I am sure many of us would be happy to give something.
x Lola
 

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My goodness Clare,
Thats very interesting. Ive read quite a few pages and WOW. Ive ended up crying reading it. Bits on Fybromyalgia and SLE which I apparently have.
Its all there.... and somebody knows. It made me cry I suppose because its been so long... telling people all that is just there in the text. How comes nobody knew?
All the feelings and symptoms I have are there..
Somebody obviously knows how I feel. Its amazing and after all this time.

I still feel guilty and a fraud for feeling like this. But obviously that is normal too.

I cant thank this site enough for helping me so much to learn about this strange disease Ive probably had for a long long time.

The only trouble is I now feel I know so much more than anyone that is treating me.

Id maybe like to see a real Lupus specialist one day. Then I wouldnt feel such a moaner and guilty that I dont do enough or dont cope well enough.

Anyway thanks for that post. I will perhaps buy the book... but I might wait a while until I feel a little stronger to take it all in. It just frustrates me that its all there in black and white and the times I felt such a whinger and a moaner because nobody knew what was wrong with me.

Im sure if I was a rheumatologist and I had someone in hospital for hydrotherapy to help joint mobility and they had had it for 12 years or more with chronic mouth ulcers, bleeding gums..hair loss.. muscle weakness.. bad sleeping.. allergy rashes.. and very minimal joint damage ... Id think.. arghh.. should I test for Lupus?

Lol dont I go on :sad:

Cheers Clare

Luv Sal xx
 
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