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Suffering from lupus, unbearable pain. Recommendations?

HELLO. I AM A 52 YEAR OLD WOMEN MY NAME IS TERESA, I WAS DIGNSOED WITH LUPUS- I HAVE THE RASHES , THE PAIN ALL THE ABOVE THAT COMES WITH THIS HORRIBLE IMMUNE SYSTEM DESEASE. I HURT SO BAD AT TIMES I JUST CANT STAND IT , I CANT GO OUT SIDE UNLESS I AM COVERED AND HAVE TO WARE A MASK, CHRONIC LUPUS. IS THERE ANY ADVICE THAT WOULD HELP WITH THE PAIN . I AM ON MEDICATIONS OFTEN IT DOES NOT HELP, NOW I KNOW WHY PEOPLE WITH LUPUS COMMIT SUCIDE, NO I AM NOT SUCIDUAL LOVE LIFE TO MUCH . BUT THE PAIN IS UNBARABLE AT TIMES THANK YOU, TERESA
Asked On : Thu, 3 Oct 2013
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Hi Teresa,
I have read your query,& understood your concern.The thing I appriciate most is ,you love life too much! Yes, though Lupus is difficult to manage,
this + ve attitude will definately lead to a bearable life !
Apart form the routine imuno suppressive drugs,few newer things can offer relief to the pain & the skin rashyou have. Please consult your treating Doctor & for the use & doses of the medicines.
-Disease modifying anti rheumatic drugs - can reduce the pain
- Imunosupressents
-IV imunoglobins
- Analgesia with opioids
Life style changes-
- Avoid exposure to sunlight, & occupational exposure to
silica,pesticides,mercury.
- have easily digestible,nutritive food with fruits,salads,vegetables-that
suit you.
-- Drinking lot of water & liquids
-Have regular walk in evening.Light exercises for all the joint
- Respiratory exercises,mind concentration, meditation,positive self talk has a definite effect in controlling the disease process.
Wishing you the best,thank you.
All these things will enhance general well being & protect
kidney,heart,joints , avoiding further problems.
meditation . A +ve self talk does help .
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