I personally had never heard of it until you brought it up! I did find out that it is an NSAID (non steroidal anti-inflammatory drug). These meds are very common. If you've ever had really bad menstrual cramps, you might have been prescribed Naproxen (Anaprox). That's an NSAID too.
These meds usually aren't as effective at battling inflammation as prednisone or a corticosteroid is. For people with a lot of inflammation going on like those with Lupus, they're prescribed prednisone. NSAIDS are hard on the stomach. They also have to be taken with precaution as they can cause internal bleeding.
It's fantastic that you have this information about your family link with Lupus. The rheumy will want to know all that for sure.
Only a week till your appointment!!
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34 years old. Diagnosed with Lupus in 2000. Fibromyalgia, Anti-phospholipid syndrome(APS)(stroke, 2002), Sjogren's, Raynaud's, Libman Sach's Endocarditis, vasculitis, sacroiliitis, arthritis (neck), anxiety. Prednisone, Imuran, Coumadin, Clobazam, Amitriptyline, Didrocal, Cozaar, Zoloft, Neurontin, calcium, multi-vitamin, vitamin D, Magnesium, vitamin B6, Acidophilus