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A 41-year-old female asked:

have lupus flare.can't take nsaids. flu-like feeling,body aches, joint pain, intense fatigue, fevers, dizziness, abd pain, diarrhea, nausea, knocked me off my feet &caused me to miss a week of work.rest & tylenol only options? work not understanding

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Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
See rheuma: You need to call your rheumatologist immediately since lupus, if gone uncontrolled, may lead to permanent organ damages. NSAIDs and Tylenol would not prevent the damages.

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