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What Precautions Do I Need To Take With Lupus
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Is it ok for s.l.e lupus patients to take suppliments for gym workouts such as, Karbolyn xr3, stance bcaa, gluamatic
2-3 days : Usually 2 or 3 days.Get a more detailed answer ›
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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