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Carla Ulbrich


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I can answer questions such as "what is lupus?" (How common is it? Is it contagious? What are the symptoms? etc.). Also, I can answer questions such as "what are the available treatments for lupus?" (both standard and alternative). Really, I'll take almost any question on lupus, though. If I can't answer it, I'll be very surprised, but I'll also go find someone who can.

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I've been living with lupus (SLE) since 1992. I've had three severe bouts with it, including symptoms such as kidney failure and stroke (if you can call having a stroke a "symptom"). I have completely regained my health, though I have to be mindful to take care of myself, lest I get sick again. I use both mainstream and alternative medicine, and have tried just about everything under the sun to alleviate symptoms. A lot of it worked.


Lupus Foundation of America Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor Toastmasters Folk Alliance


How Can You Not Laugh at a Time Like This? (Tell Me Press, pub.) What is Laughter Lupus Sundial Newsletter


BA in music (UNC-Greensboro)

Awards and Honors

Novelty Song of the Year, Just Plain Folk Awards Winner, South Florida Folk Festival Song Competition Lupus Foundation of America Seal of Approval (for book)

Past/Present Clients

Medicaid Conference Alaska Palliative Care Conference Right at Home Health Care SePHIMA Anritsu Club Med Nursing in Practice

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Recent Answers from Carla Ulbrich

2015-11-08 Candida?:

Hi Jeff-  I apologize for the lateness of my reply.  I overlooked your question and I am sorry.    It does sound like you probably have candida overgrowth.    My husband is on coumadin, so I am familiar

2015-10-09 Lupus:

Hello-  I've been a lupus patient for 25 years and have never heard of it referred to as "white spot" disease. So I'm not sure we are talking about lupus.    If she has discoid lupus, meaning lupus that

2015-02-28 facial rash?:

Hi Kathy!    It's hard to say how long a rash can last with lupus. Lupus shows itself different from one person to the next.  But what you describe does not sound like a malar rash.  You might consider

2015-02-09 Epidermal/lupus:

Hi Jeannine-    I'm so sorry to hear about the terrible epidural experience.  I'm sure it was very stressful both to her emotionally and to her system overall.  My hunch is that it was not the sole cause

2014-10-23 Candida or Sjogrens:

Hi Mike!    I love how proactive and involved you are in your own health.  Unfortunately, when it comes to mainstream doctors, they are generally trained to control symptoms, and not so much to address


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