coconut oil..or no

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shoeless
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   Posted 3/16/2013 1:59 PM (GMT -6)   
has anyone used coconut oil for lupus or oregano oil?im on plaquenil,so if it increases your immune system,isnt that a contradiction..?

couchtater
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   Posted 3/16/2013 2:19 PM (GMT -6)   
In my opinion, anything that boosts your immune system is bad for people with Lupus.
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Bsime
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   Posted 3/16/2013 3:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Anyone with an autoimmune disease, lupus or any other, does not have a weak immune system...just a misdirected one.  Amping up your immune system is exactly the wrong thing to do.  I would doubt that coconut oil would boost it that much anyway.  Many of the claims about supplements are either overstated or false.
 
Doctors give us med to SUPPRESS our immune system, not the other way around.
 
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   Posted 3/16/2013 3:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Anything that says "good for immune system", "boosts your immune system", etc should be avoided at all costs.

Lupus isn't a weak immune system, it is a WILD and overactive immune system going haywire without direction!

Our meds work to keep our immune systems quiet -- adding immune "support" just counteracts the meds!!

Another reminder to report any and all supplements, helpful foods or diets, even changes in drinking to your Doctor to make sure you aren't doing harm! Lupus makes us just backward enough from normal that common sense no longer works normally for us!
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shoeless
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   Posted 3/16/2013 3:38 PM (GMT -6)   
yeah,I know it works wildly.Finally diagnosed after almost 5 years of hell.But ya know, ya just dont know what to believe as Ive looked online and all the reports say its puts your immune system back where it should be.I know I cant take melatonin,made me flare for almost 3 weeks!guess Ill jes use it on my hair!8o)

Lynnwood
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   Posted 3/16/2013 4:20 PM (GMT -6)   
The reports are written for normal people --- which we aren't anymore!

Coconut oil would make your hair smell good, at least!
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