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Can you tell me is there an alternative to treat lupus other than narcotics?

Can you tell me is there an alternative to treat lupus other than narcotics?

Many alternatives: Narcotics should virtually never be used to treat lupus. There are numerous meds that can provide effective disease control. Speak with a/your rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Alternative of plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) when taking it for lupus? As i had bad sde affect from plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine)

Need more info: What specific problems have you had? A more detailed explanation from you is needed before an appropriate answer can be given. ...Read more

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Are there any alternative therapies for sle (lupus)?

Yes: Organic whole food supplementation; elimination of acids from the diet; avoidance of known allergies including foods; taking large quantities of antiinflammatory herbs such as cats claw; nrf2 activator (protandim)--produces sod reducing oxidative stress levels to level of a 20 year old. See my link at www.Medacpc.Com. ...Read more

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Are there safe alternative therapies for discoid lupus?

Are there safe alternative therapies for discoid lupus?

Avoid sun exposure: The most important therapy is to avoid sun exposure by using hats and or sun screen. ...Read more

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Ok turmeric and ala don't work - what are alternative OTC vitamin/herbs good for lupus to go with my medications :) ?

Ok turmeric and ala don't work - what are alternative OTC vitamin/herbs good for lupus to go with my medications :) ?

None, but...: There aren't any otc herbs, vitamins, or supplements that treat lupus, but that may be a good thing. Once a person has lupus, she has an autoimmune disease. Her immune system is no longer working right. However, it would be quite frightening if companies were selling over-the-counter herbs, vitamins, or supplements that were strong enough to alter the function of people's immune systems. ...Read more

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Dx sle. My C3 is almost always low but my C4 is always normal. Have read sle has both low. Alternative pathway? Normal for lupus or misdiagnosis?

Not unusual: C3 and c4 by themselves have limited value so i would not worry about your levels. If you have new onset renal insufficiency, protein in the urine and an active urine sediment then you have an issue. A low c3 by itself is not an issue. ...Read more

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What are some alternative therapies for sle (systemic lupus erythematosus)?

What are some alternative therapies for sle (systemic lupus erythematosus)?

None: Diet and omega 3 fatty acids may help but there are no specific vitamin or herbal supplements for sle. Avoiding sugar and dairy is helpful for some people. Omega three fatty acids along with vitamin c and b complex may reduce symptoms. ...Read more

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Broke out in rash from plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) what are my alternatives. Also have thrush i believe from rednisone.. Can lupus go untreated without organ damage?

Broke out in rash from plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) what are my alternatives. Also have thrush i believe from rednisone.. Can lupus go untreated without organ damage?

Depends: Alternatives depends on allergies, but did rash occur from sun exposure - Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) is a sun-sensitizer. Sulfasalazine is a consideration, but not all lupus requires treatment. Depends on what systems are involved and the severity of that involvement. ...Read more

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What is criteria in diagnosing lupus ? What are symptoms ?

Criteria: May include low white cell count, anemia, low platelets, presence of ANA and dsdna, low complement with or without protein or blood in urine. Some symptoms include fatigue, chest pain, arthritis and sun sensitivity with skin rash. ...Read more

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Is it ok for s.l.e lupus patients to take suppliments for gym workouts such as, Karbolyn xr3, stance bcaa, gluamatic

Is it ok for s.l.e lupus patients to take suppliments for gym workouts such as, Karbolyn xr3, stance bcaa, gluamatic

Not sure, I don't : think anyone knows for sure if its okay for sure. No study has been done on those supplement with SLE. I would recommend stay simple supplement with multivitamin, Vit D, B complex. At the most, protein shake for post work out. ...Read more