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How To Stop A Lupus Flare With Food
I have lupus and I'm on prednisone. I was on a high dosage starting at 60mg and now I'm tapering down to 5mg will certain foods cause a flare up?
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
Yes it can...: Any significant illness can affect your cycle--timing, quality and quantity of your flow etc... Also, many medications can affect your cycle as well, and i suspect that with a significant flare-up of yur lupus, you recieved additional treatments. Just to be safe, check a pregnancy test if you have been sexually active, because pregnancy is common cause of missing period. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
What would happen if you take a high dose of prednisone for a lupus flare but are told to just stop it after 7 days? What could potentially happen?
See details: If there was a significant flare then 7 days is too brief a period. Sudden stoppage would likely cause the flare to recur. ...Read more
What is the proper diet for lupus patients? What foods are good to eat if you have lupus? Are there any foods that should be avoided?
EAT HEALTHY!: Low starch, little sugar, high fiber, plenty of water, good proteins in adequate amounts. And eat your colored veggies and greens. Good nutritional support might also include 3-omega fatty acids found in fish and flax seed oil. Take a complete vitamin. Avoid saturated fats. Emphasize monosaturated fats! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have sle lupus what medicine is best for me because I take plenty and what kind of food can I eat?
Varied meds: There are many different meds used for lupus depending on what features of the disease you have. They may range from anti inflammatory medication to steroids and many other drugs. You really need to be followed by a rheumatologist to determine the extent of your disease and which drugs are appropriate ...Read more
I developed 30+ food allergies this year. I was healthy until i started getting food allergies 3 years ago. What could be going on? Could it be lupus?
Severe Gerd even on 40mg Protoninx Daily. what's next? GERD all day every day worse with food. Oatmeal even made it bad, I have lupus & dysautonomia
What are foods that one should avoid if one has an autoimmune disease such as arthritis, lupus or fibromyalgia?
Sharp waves on pain in the intestine/bowel when processing food eaten. Not consipated or loose. No allergies. Have lupus use suppositories regular ?
Don't eat those food: Processed foods are generally not healthy, as they tend to contain a lot of calories, sodium, additives, and preservatives, with little nutritional value. So I suggest avoiding those foods, especially since they also upset your GI tract. You can try an elimination diet to try to determine what you specifically do not tolerate, but that is difficult with processed foods with many ingredients. ...Read more
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