anonymous asked:

I got drug-induced lupus from taking minocycline and my doctor said to avoid any "cyclines" in the future, in case I have a similar reaction. Does this mean that I'm allergic to "cyclines" and should list it under the allergies section of paperwork? Or did I just have an unusual side effect? What's the difference?

Great question! When we ask about allergies, we’re usually talking about type 1 hypersensitivity reactions, which cause hives or anaphylaxis. But there are other forms of allergic reactions out there too and I believe drug induced lupus is a type III reaction. Allergies involve immune reactions, whereas side effects are not immune mediated usually. So yes, you should still call it an allergy.  We don’t have a separate section for “terrible horrible side effects” in our medical histories…though perhaps we should. 

Also - make sure you tell them tetracycline antibiotics or minocycline specifically, not “cyclines” just for clarity’s sake. 


Fantasia - Without Me ft. Kelly Rowland & Missy Elliott

Dealing with Artistic Burnout

Artistic burnout is a problem many artists experience at some point in their career. If you’ve never experienced it, then consider yourself lucky. But if you have, I wanted to talk a little bit about it as someone who has been there.

Let’s be honest, art is a pretty awesome career. We’re extremely fortunate to get paid to do something we really love. It’s a wonderful thing to be able to turn a hobby into a career, and something I am truly grateful for. But like any career, sometimes it’s stressful and difficult, and it requires a lot of effort. It can be frustrating when that thing you used to do for fun in your free time becomes the thing that is causing you stress. It’s the one unfortunate side effect of turning your hobby into your job. Sometimes you’re just not going to enjoy it.

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Fantasia ft. Kelly Rowland & Missy Elliott - “Without Me”

Side Effects of You available on iTunes

The Evolution of Hunipop

This is just a short parody based upon the play-through of Hunipop, played by Suzy Berhow (also known as Mortem3r) on her channel KittyKatGaming . I’ve tried to present it as if it were a strip of stages showing the key states throughout the play-through, form being confident about the game but unaware of it’s secrets and mysteries to being a complete master at it’s rage inducing side effect of puzzle solving.

And also if you were unaware of what the last slide was referencing, then it’s basically Suzy “cosplaying” as Jotaro Kujo from Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure part:3.

And also, also I apologies for the scanning quality, I don’t gotz da moneyz for digital stuffz. lik if u cry evrytiem. ,>M<,