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Are there any treatments for sle other than taking steroids and other medicines?

Are there any treatments for sle other than taking steroids and other medicines?

Avoid sun, diet chan: Sun avoidance can be helpful, and avoiding dairy and red meat is supposed to reduce inflammation associated with lupus, onega 3 fatty acids along with vitamin c. And b vitamins can also help. If however the lupus is active you may still need to take antimalarials such as plaque nil to control the lupus along with diet and supplementation until it subsides. ...Read more

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Hi, i'm concerned about my wife who has lupus and crohns. Despite years of immuno suppressant therapy and steroids she has more days of pain and fatig?

Hi, i'm concerned about my wife who has lupus and crohns. Despite years of immuno suppressant therapy and steroids she has more days of pain and fatig?

Teasing out the pain: Sometimes the sx are not from the sle or ibd. Fibromyalgia (fms) afflicts 20% of lupus patients. This is a non-inflamatory pain syndrome. Primary symptoms of fibromyalgia are pain and fatigue. Fms is not treated with steroids or immunosuppressant medication. Fms requires a multidisciplinary approach and is not easy to treat. Fms is treated with certain meds (lyrica, cymbalta, (duloxetine) savella) and exercise. ...Read more

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Why we use antimalarial drugs in treatment of systemic manifestations of sle?

Why we use antimalarial drugs in treatment of systemic manifestations of sle?

See details: Hydroxyxhloroquine (plaquenil) is used because it is not only proven to be effective in treating the common manifestations of lupus but it helps to prevent more serious problems from occurring in the future. ...Read more

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What the point to biopsey I have lupus, why do I have to have a biopsey. My blood levels have been adnormale for 4 months. I want to take all these new drug treatment for lupus other then predison.

What the point to biopsey I have lupus, why do I have to have a biopsey. My blood levels have been adnormale for 4 months. I want to take all these new drug treatment for lupus other then predison.

Mild lupus-no pred!: Most of my patients with systemic lupus respond quite well to Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) and ridaura ( oral gold). Imuran also works well, as does methotrexate. All are not "new" drugs, which the vast majority do not need! Prednisone is used for severe systemic issues in high doses, or small doses for rescue therapy. ...Read more

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How will an anti-inflammatory drug regimen affect my lasik surgery outcome? I am suffering from systemic lupus and take steroid anti-inflammatory drugs daily for a few years. These have noticeable side effects for me and wonder how my medication regimen w

How will an anti-inflammatory drug regimen affect my lasik surgery outcome? I am suffering from systemic lupus and take steroid anti-inflammatory drugs daily for a few years. These have noticeable side effects for me and wonder how my medication regimen w

It : It is unlikely the anti-inflammatory will have an impact. However, having lupus might influence your recovery rate, you may need more time for healing than a person without lupus. Usually, we recommend that patient not be in an acute inflammatory state with their lupus, symptoms are minimal at the time of lasik surgery. Be sure you lasik surgeon knows you have lupus, also discuss your upcoming lasik surgery with the provider monitoring your lupus. ...Read more

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Malaria as a child now diagnosed Discoid lupus erythematosus, Rash in ears and behind Started 2 weeks steroid cream why are Anti-malaria Drugs used ?

Hydroxychloroquine : There is no association between your past history of malaria and recent diagnosis of discoid lupus. Hydroxychloroquine and similar medication has the additional benefits of being anti-rheumatic medication as well as anti-malarial. Best wishes ...Read more

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Is it true that the medicine albuterol, used for treatment of asthma, contain steroids?

Is it true that the medicine albuterol, used for treatment of asthma, contain steroids?

No: Albuterol is a bronchodilator and not a steroid. It dilates bronchi (airways). Albuterol is typically used as needed for immediate relief of asthma symptoms. Group of inhalers which contain steroid are used as "controller medication" . Goal of controller medications is to reduce frequency of asthma symptoms, decrease flare ups and improve overall quality of life. ...Read more

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Are there any promising drugs out there to reverse steroid myopathy? Or is the treatment just exercise

Are there any promising drugs out there to reverse steroid myopathy? Or is the treatment just exercise

Exercise and weight: Training are the mainstays to building up muscle. I don't know of any drug to help reverse myopathy. ...Read more

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Is sle disease cureable or not? What is the best treatment to sle?

Is sle disease cureable or not? What is the best treatment to sle?

Sle: Lupus has different presentations and can affect different organs. A rheumatologist can best assess the extent of the disease and discuss treatment options, that are many. It is a chronic condition and its severity between individuals varies. ...Read more

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