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Lupus And Naproxen
I take 2.5 tablets of Lisinopril, i was prescribed 500mg naproxen 2twice a day today for joint pain from lupus. Will the Naproxen cause bp problems?
Naproxen: The NSAID can cause BP problems, however this has been associated with chronic use. Use for a few days is usually not a problem. ...Read more
I have lupus and my joints are pretty painful today. What can I do? I already took 1 Aleve (naproxen) but it's not working...
Please educate me on prilosec 40 mg. and its effect on other meds I take for lupus, FM, Allergies, n if any contraindication with pain meds? Thank you
I have Sjogren's and severe lupus, and was just diagnosed w/ IBS. (N.b.: now I also can't tolerate dairy even if lactose-free.) Any diet advice?
Positive ANA....Positive SM Antibody of 39 units....Positive RNP of 32 units. What would these numbers mean in comparison to tiers or to Lupus?n
See below: SM antibodies are specific for systemic lupus and are often associated with anti-RNP antibodies. They are commoner in Blacks and Asians. It is not an indicator of severity or predictor of organ involvement, which requires careful history, physical and other tests, preferably in the hands of a certified rheumatologist. ...Read more
Can we get lupus without a rash? Sudden headache n sudden severe diffuse hairfall with no TElogen effliuvm. Can it be lupus? I don't have any rash.
Call for help?: Hi. This question to me really seems to be a call for help. If you are considering harming or killing yourself, please at least speak with a suicide crisis councilor, a psychiatrist, or someone equally qualified to discuss why you feel suicidal and if anything can be done to help you come out of this low. Fortunately, naproxen is unlikely to kill. It can cause GI irritation and bleeding, kidney dz ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Genes, environment: This answer will change as we know more about lupus. We believe that for a person to get lupus, from the limited genetic information we have now, about 10% is from known genetic causes and remaining 90% unknown genetic causes and environmental causes. Environmental causes are largely undefined but important. Think about this: only 30% of identical twins develop lupus together. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer