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Doctor insights on: What Foods Can Cause My Lupus To Flare Up

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I have lupus and I'm on prednisone. I was on a high dosage starting at 60mg and now I'm tapering down to 5mg will certain foods cause a flare up?

I have lupus and I'm on prednisone. I was on a high dosage starting at 60mg and now I'm tapering down to 5mg will certain foods cause a flare up?

Congratulations: on tapering to such a low dose! I haven`t ever encountered or heard of a patient that has lupus flares activated by food. When on prednisone, sometimes a diet low in sodium will alleviate any excess swelling. ...Read more

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What causes lupus to flare other then sunlight?

See details: Infection, stress and tobacco use. Often it flares without an obvious cause. ...Read more

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Does accutane cause lupus flares ?

Does accutane cause lupus flares ?

Accutane: because so many people on vitamin A derivative drugs like ISOretinoic acid develop lupus, a correlation has been postulated but not proven. Accutane may also be linked with inflammatory bowel disease, birth defects, suicide, and depression. You are best off consulting with your doctor or legal advisor. Good luck ...Read more

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Can eating sushi cause a lupus flare?

Sushi and SLE: Sushi is not a risk factor for SLE flare. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could chemotherapy cause/induce a lupus flare-up?

Lupus: Is an autoimmune disease that can cause immune suppression, plus treatments can further suppress it. Qhemo could further cause suppression, so yes a flare could occur. ...Read more

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What causes the intense fatigue in lupus even when one isn't in a flare?

What causes the intense fatigue in lupus even when one isn't in a flare?

Fatigue in Lupus: Atudy was done at hospital for special surgery few years ago, which suggested that depression and sleep prpblems might contribute to fatigue in patients with lupus.There have been other studies which suggest it may be due to lack of exercise. Acanadian study they found the fatigue is related to depression, pain, quality of sleep, quantity of sleep, exercise lack, severity of illness and stress. ...Read more

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I have lupus &recently recent worsening of watery diarrhea daily. Normal colonoscopy. What causes this with lupus? Another flare possibly?

I have lupus &recently recent worsening of watery diarrhea daily.  Normal colonoscopy. What causes this with lupus?  Another flare possibly?

See a GI doctor: If you have already had a colonoscopy this should have been preceeded by an analysis of the stools, with exam and testing for different organisms which may be causing the diarrhea. If these were not done, go back and be seen by a GI doctor. ...Read more