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I have lupus and have had the shingles twice in 4 years. Are there any precautions I can take to prevent?

I have lupus and have had the shingles twice in 4 years. Are there any precautions I can take to prevent?

Zoster or simplex: You should see a doctor and confirm if you have shingles(herpes zoster) or a fever blister(herpes simplex). If you have had shingles it is unlikely it will continue to recur. Having the disease is like being vaccinated and is generally protective. There are oral medications that can be taken to prevent a recurrence. ...Read more

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Rheumatologist just started me on hydroxychloroquine 200 mg twice aday for lupus.What's ur input advise on that?Any precautions, warnings to add plz?

Rheumatologist just started me on hydroxychloroquine 200 mg twice aday for lupus.What's ur input advise on that?Any precautions,  warnings to add plz?

Take the medication : Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) ( hydroxychloroquin) is the first line therapy for sle. Unless specific problems dictate otherwise it is normally recommended for life, in every stage of sle, as mono therapy ( by itself) or if needed as part of a treatment program using other medications. The main side effects are anemia ( you should have a blood test periodically) and eye toxicity - you should have periodic eye exams. ...Read more

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My blood has lupus anticoagulant ...I am on blood thinners too ...previously had a clot too 3 years ago.. is there anything I should do as precautions. ..please advise?

My blood has lupus anticoagulant ...I am on blood thinners too ...previously had a clot too 3 years ago.. is there anything I should do as precautions. ..please advise?

Carry on: Lupus anticoagulant has a misleading name. Most people who have it don't have lupus, and it is more often associated with excessive clotting than insufficient clotting. It sounds like you're under a doctor's care now, and for some reason are on long-term anticoagulant therapy. Only advice: since many drugs have interaction with warfarin, always inform a prescribing doctor that you're taking it. ...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

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I have lupus, can I take Cloroquine instead of Hydrodicloroquine?

I have lupus, can I take Cloroquine instead of Hydrodicloroquine?

Yes you can: And sometimes it can also be used as a combination. More study done on lupus with hydroxychloroquin than chloroquine, but it can also be used. ...Read more

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Which steps can I take to help relieve a lupus patient?

Learn: Learn about the disease, go to the lupus foundation , the lupus society , they have plenty info on how to help patients with lupus . The american college of rheumatology and the arthritis foundation also could help. ...Read more

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What do I take for a lupus flare? I'm on lupus meds but what about OTC pain meds?

Call your rheum: Without knowing whether or you have kidney involvement and what type of flare you having, it is best for you to let your rheumatologist know so that they can evaluate you. ...Read more

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I have lupus is it okay for me to take oxandrolone i need to gain weight about 30lbs

Instructions: If this was prescribed by your physician for a specific reason, then follow the instructions. If you are unsure, then start by asking the doctor who prescribed to explain the reason. ...Read more

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