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Can Rhodiola Used For Lupus
Many: There are many therapies for lupus. First of all it depends on what ype of lupus one has and how bad it is. Some patients need no treatment. We still use medications that have been around for years which include drugs like advil, Prednisone and drugs called dmards such as Plaquenil and methotrexate. There are a host of other medications also. Talk with your md. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Lupus erythematosus is a name given to a collection of autoimmune diseases, in which the human immune system becomes hyperactive and attacks normal, healthy tissues.Symptoms of these diseases can affect many different body systems, including joints, skin, kidneys, blood ...Read more
No.: A novacure treatment is a newer technology used against certain types of cancers. Lupus is not cancer; rather, it is an autoimmune disease where your immune system attacks normal cells and forms antibody complexes, which in turn cause a whole host of problems including rashes, pain, joint problems, and kidney failure. Treatment of lupus is targeted against the faulty immune system. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have had lupus for 23 year's, med's used for lupus has failed with me, IV steriod's 7 day's part, ?
Other options: Most sle (lupus) can be controlled with the newer agents. So do consult a rheumatologist to go over these new options. Since uncontrolled sle can affect multiple organs , get a 2nd opinion from another rheumatologist if needed. Consider looking into the rheumatology department at a medical school closest to your home. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Jogger suffering from lupus.Work 40 hrs/weeksome saturdays can do nothing but sleep.Used to jog on sat but in flare x month.Rest or force activity?
Both: Your sporting activities should be ratcheted down. Use a heart rate monitor. But lupus activity does not usually. "flare" with regularity. It may be something else. Have your doctor check your ds-dna abs and complement levels to see if is truly a systemic lupus erythematosis flare. ...Read more
I have both systemic lupus/sjogrens overlap & used to have idiopathic central diabetes inspidus. Could the diseases somehow be related?
"Used to"?: Hi. I'm unclear...did your central DI spontaneously resolve? We don't expect to see that, and it makes me question the original diagnosis of DI in the first place. There appears to be an autoimmune cause of at least a subset of idiopathic central DI, and this is more likely in the setting of other autoimmune diseases (SLE, Sjögren's), but it doesn't spontaneously go away. Ergo, I can't say. ...Read more
Aside from Plaquenil, which drug used to treat lupus has the least side effects? Likely going to have to add another to my cocktail.
Depends: Every lupus patient is different. Choice of meds depends on the severity of your illness. Work with your rheumatologist to develop the most appropriate treatment plan for your case. That's his job. ...Read more
I have lupus. My doctor has me on mobic. He also told me to loss weight. In the passed I've used phenamentrazine and have been successful.
How to loose weight?: Mobic is an NSAID and is commonly used in lupus as an anti-inflammatory and pain killer. For loosing weight phenamentrazine is only a temporary solution and a quick fix. You have tried and failed in the past. The best way to reduce weight is to eat less, exercise more, just change your life style and visit your doctor for physical exam routinely. It will take some time, but the results are real. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have lupus. I flare with alot of joint pain and other symptoms. I have pain outside flares daily. Is this normal? I used to go back to normal.
More days of pain: Hello. If I understand you correctly, you were getting flares of lupus related pain that resolved but now flares are coming and don't go away- they just lessen in intensity. I recommend that you touch base with your rheumatologist to see if anything has changed with your lupus diagnosis. Might need to tweak your lupus meds so you are back to your flare but resolution cycles of pain. ...Read more
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