Don't use alternative treatment as your primary way to control lupus. Lupus can be a very serious disease if left untreated. Taking any med is a risk of side effects versus the benefit of controlling the disease. Not everyone reacts the same to treatment so each of us is a medical experiment to find the most effective treatment with the least side effects. Many are successfully treated.
Your first concern is to get your lupus under control and then work on returning to a normal life. If you ignore treatment you can get into a cycle of flares and your health will deteriorate.
If you are not happy with your doctor find an experienced rheumy and get a second opinion. Many can return to an active and normal life. Most of those do not post.
Hang in there but don't ignore treatment. There is no alternative treatment that has been shown to be an effective primary treatment but they might help your general health.
Mixed connective tissue disease (systemic lupus, scleroderma, polymyositis), Raynauds phenomena, Hypertension, Barrett's esophagus.
Meds: prednisone 5mg, 50mg imuran, Lotrel 40/5mg, maxide 37.5/25mg, folic acid, potassium, aciphex 20mg, multi vitamins.
Maintain your optimism and you can beat the odds.
"Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it." Helen Keller