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Lupus Alternative Criteria
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Broke out in rash from plaquenil what are my alternatives. Also have thrush i believe from rednisone.. Can lupus go untreated without organ damage?
Possible to have lupus flare when c3 &c4 are normal? My MD diagnosed me based on other criteria (c3 &c4 were normal) but now he bases flares on c3, c4
Yes: Remember that the range of C3 & C4 is relatively wide. In fact, the % drop in C3 & C4 may be more helpful than the absolute measurements alone. Follow your rheumatologist's instructions. ...Read more
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