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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
How can a pt on high doses of steroids (sle serositis) tell the diff between having a swollen belly from the drug or true ascites? Abd is swollen/hard
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Are there any promising drugs out there to reverse steroid myopathy? Or is the treatment just exercise
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