I have been diagnosed with Lupus SLE since 2010 with symptoms that began over 10 years ago. Chronic fatigue, headaches, memory loss, depression, anxiety, skin sensitivity, brain fog, numbness in my hands and feet...ect ect. It wasn't til i was 24 that I began to notice a red malar rash forming across my face as well as a "bruise " looking rash across my arms and chest as well as the above symptoms worsening. I went to see a Rheumatologist after the official diagnosis of my blood work and she was really pushing meds. on me. Pred...Plaquinel, some others I don't remember. I was seriously overwhelmed by first of all the diagnosis and second the realization that my life would become a never-ending rollercoaster of drugs and toxic chemical pumped into my body in the name of modern medicine to treat a disease which science does not fully understand yet. It was just too much for me to take. I am not currently able to work, at least full time. I was just wondering if anyone else has decided to do the same thru diet exercise and (CAM) complementary and alternative treatments??? I have had great results changing my diet...very strict but it works! I also take supplements which include...vitamins D,A,B6, DHEA,Selenium,Omega 3&6 fatty acids, I also drink aloe vera juice. there is also a line of products called amazing grass, it is a great supplement for people with lupus. it is gluten free and organic(so no pesticides),that contains a collection of minerals, vitamins, with anti oxidants and tons of fiber...I was also wondering if any lupus research has been done to see if <snip> would be a worthwhile option for fatigue, pain, insomnia...ect.ect for lupus patients?
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