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Lupus Awareness- Day 16



“Anti-inflammatory drugs, anti-malarials, and steroids, such as prednisone, are used to treat lupus. Cytotoxic chemotherapies similar to those given in the treatment of cancer are also used to suppress the immune system in lupus patients.”

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I am currently on Prednisone and Plaquenil. Both have definitely taken some getting used to but I think I’m finally becoming comfortable with the two of them-despite the weight that the Prednisone has made me gain.

Some cases are different though, and not every individual who has lupus has to take Prednisone and Plaquenil. Some are living their lives to the fullest with just a few over the counter non-steroidal anti-inflammatory meds. However, whatever you do, get to KNOW LUPUS and get to know what works for you!

Sources Include:
Lupus Fact Sheet from Lupus Research Institute, Fun Facts & Stats from LupusAwareness.webs.com/Wikipedia, and the Lupus Foundation of America
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4 thoughts on “Lupus Awareness- Day 16”

  1. I’ve been on both of those medications. Prednisone definitely causes some weight gain! Thankfully I got off of both of those medications, but now I have different ones. I hope they’re working well for you!

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