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Living With Lupus
Difficult world....: When someone close is sick, communication between the healthy person and the sick person becomes strained, because the well-person feels the sick person is overburdened. The best answer is to sit down and have a straight discussion over feelings. Do not the sick person take you on a guilt trip, for which you are not responsible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not easy;can do well: There is no cure for lupus currently so the goal of treatment is to put it into remission (quiet with no active symptoms or abnormal labs) and control flares of disease when they happen as quickly as possible. Most important is to see a board certified rheumatologist on a regular basis (every few weeks at first, then every few months if doing well), and take medications as prescribed by their doc ...Read more
What do you suggest if i had come up positive. I share some of the symptoms of lupus. How hard will my life be if I have lupus?
I was diagnosed with lupus while living in Egypt. I tried to get a diagnosis here in US but it was negative. However im sure im having a bad flare.
See a Rheumatologist: You Don, t say how they arrived at the diagnosis in Egypt or what your symptoms are or what a flare consists of. It is worth noting that the diagnosis is not made by blood test alone, but by a set of tests, symptoms and physical findings. A Rheumatogist can figure this out. A positive or negative lupus test alone is not the way to diagnose. ...Read more
Talk to your dr: If you are planning on nursing, talk to doctor beforehand to make sure that you are not any medications that may affect your baby. ...Read more
How can I cope with lupus if i also have gad? Is it possible that i had lupus and that was the root cause for my to get gad? Or gad caused lupus?
Lupus and GAD: Gad doesn't cause lupus. Lupus doesn't cause gad. Lupus can worse the gad, though, mostly through a lot of insecurities that it brings on with it. ...Read more
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