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Is It Okay For Someone Who Has Lupus To Take Cinnamon
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
I take a lot of meds, I have lupus, etc, I have no intress in sex is there something out there that helps! someone has talked to me about hormone pellets?
YES: T enhances the quality of life for both men ; women by decreasing the diseases of aging. Pellet therapy follows the basics of how the body works best. It combines a low dosage of key hormones with a delivery system (pellet implant) that functions similar to the human body.It releases hormones directly into the bloodstream, bypassing the GI tract ; liver. Visit www.Doctorscotts.Com for great info! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How 2 not take it personally when someone thinks i overexaggerate when i say I have to go home & sleep after work (lupus/dysautomia) or if I have 2 call in sick d/t pleurisy?This irritates me 2 no end
Overexaggerate?: I'm not sure who this "someone" is, but unless s/he is your supervisor or boss you really owe no explanation. Also, you cannot control what someone else thinks. If this is someone whose opinion you value you can have a discussion with him/her about the facts -- knowing that this may not change his/her opinion. You can also find more fulfilling things to do than worry about others' unkind comments. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, but...: It takes a little bit more finesse and consultation between your OB and rheumatologist, especially if you are on steroids for treatment of your lupus. It's essential that you are a non-smoker to even consider it. Then your two docs need to put their heads together and decide what would be best. It might actually be advisable to do progesterone only solution like Depo, but I'll leave that to them. ...Read more
Resubmit question: There is no such thing as gas lupus. Oral contraceptives as a rule should be avoided in patients with systemic lupus. ...Read more
Several: Aspirin, ibuprofen, and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents can be a good start in managing lupus pain and inflammation. Menthol-based creams applied to the skin over sore joints may prove helpful. Lupus is a rough disease, and i always remind the medical students that patients feel far worse than they appear, and are misunderstood. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can continuing to poke lymphnodes make them irritated and not go away? And if you have lupus how long after meds does it take for them 2 go away
No: If you poke any tissue it would be more irritated , there is no time limit when l/nodes would go away , ithink you meant swelling of l/nodes please donot pke. ...Read more
See below: If you are on hydroxychloroquine/plaquenil you do not want to stop as this your maintenance drug unless there is a medical reason to do so. Even if you are feeling well, the Hydroxychloroquine reduces your risk of renal disease, thrombolic events, the number of lupus flares. It has been my experience when a patient stops Hydroxychloroquine without something to replace it, they have severe flares. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Take him: Take him to a local seminar or talk on lupus. Contact your local arthritis foundation or lupus foundation branch for local talks. Take him to your next rheumatology appointment. Many people do not realize that the disease can attack internal organs cause seizures, psychosis, kidney failure, etc. ...Read more
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