If you choose not to use the medications that your doctor is prescribing, make sure to tell the doctor. Lupus is a disease that presents differently in everyone, so there is a certain amount of trial and error necessary to see how your body responds.
Crazy or not crazy has nothing to do with the anti-depressants often prescribed while testing for a Lupus diagnosis. There are certain chemical reactions in the brain from lupus -- these change with the addition of antidepressants to the brain chemicals and help relieve some autoimmune disease symptoms.
NSAIDs and Prednisone are not contradictions to a Lupus diagnosis. There are other autoimmune diseases where the symptoms respond to these treatments - Lupus diagnosis is partly dependent of seeing what meds your body responds to. No body tests definitely diagnosis Lupus, it is a combination of blood tests, symptoms, and how you react to certain medications that gets you to a diagnosis.
Lynnwood, Lupus & Sjogren's ModeratorDIAGNOSING-LUPUS & LUPUS-RESOURCES
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