“Mental health, Stress”

Tiffany S. Thibodeaux is a board-certified Nurse Practitioner in Psychiatry and Family Medicine. She received her Master of Science in Nursing from Southern University and A & M College. After graduating, she worked in the emergency room as an OBGYN Nurse Practitioner. Her ER experience illustrated the gap between medical and psychiatry care. Those gaps encouraged her to pursue a post master’s certificate in psychiatric mental health nurse at McNeese State University.
She currently has her private practice in Lafayette, La. specializing in family medicine and psychiatric mental health. She is a member of the American Nurses Association and certified by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Also, board-certified with American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP).

Tiffany specializes in behavioral health and treating children, adolescents, and adults with complex medical and psychiatric mental health conditions. Her private practice focus on allopathic care of the whole body. She manages medication for the magnitude of mental health diagnoses while treating the entire body. She enjoys spending time with her family traveling and making memories. She has two daughters, ages 17 and 11. One of which is graduating from High School, and the other is graduating from 5th grade.

Common Lupus Symptoms

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Keep a careful eye on your symptoms. Do they change over time? How are they affecting your daily life? Do they prevent you from doing things that you enjoy? Does lupus make you feel isolated, depressed, or frustrated? These are all important factors to share with your doctor.


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  • Painful or swollen joints
  • Fingertips and/or toes become pale or purple from the cold or stress
  • Sores in the mouth or nose
  • Low blood count
  • Red rash or color change on the face, across the cheek or bridge of nose
  • Unexplained fever for several days
  • Chest pain associated with breathing
  • Protein in the urine Extreme fatigue — feeling tired all the time Sensitivity to the sun
  • Depression, trouble thinking, and/or memory problems
  • Unusual hair loss, mainly on the scalp

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