Pain due to Lupus

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angelinabailey
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   Posted 2/6/2013 1:39 AM (GMT -6)   
There was severe pain in my joints along with the swelling in the fingers. This pain affected my walking ability whenever I walk it hurts a lot to my joints. sometimes I am able to sense the inflammation also. I do get back pain also. The pain is so severe that I opted for pain-killer steroids and this helped me but when I don't take the dosage then it starts to ache again. What can i do for the pain to subside? why its not declining? Please help...

couchtater
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   Posted 2/6/2013 12:31 PM (GMT -6)   
You might have some major inflammation going on and will take some time for it to reduce. Until then you're going to hurt.
Joy
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angelinabailey
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   Posted 2/8/2013 1:36 AM (GMT -6)   
couchtater said...
You might have some major inflammation going on and will take some time for it to reduce. Until then you're going to hurt.

Would you mind suggesting me with some of the tips that would help in reducing the inflammation?

couchtater
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   Posted 2/8/2013 1:57 AM (GMT -6)   
Heat, fish oil, anti-inflammatories (if Doctor allows)

You might want to try eating Blood Oranges. They are said to have a high antioxident level. They are in season right now.

I rub a lot of ben-gay into my achy joints. Some people get a perscription for Voltern gel. I can't use it, but others swear by it to help with the aches and pains.
Joy
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angelinabailey
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   Posted 2/11/2013 1:35 AM (GMT -6)   
The food items can only be the way to reduce the inflammation or there are certain medications that would help to deal with it? If yes, what kind of medications would help?

couchtater
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   Posted 2/11/2013 2:10 PM (GMT -6)   
OTC pain relievers (ask doctor before taking)
Change in medicines from doctor
Plaquenil (takes 4-6 months to fully work)
Joy
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Lynnwood
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   Posted 2/11/2013 2:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Lupus is fraught with inflammation. Have you been seen and diagnosed by a Rheumatologist?

Generally the first meds given after diagnosis are Plaquenil, to inhibit disease progression, and Prednisone or other steroid to reduce inflammation. You need to keep taking the steroid every day according to Dr's orders, you can't just stop it when it feels better.

Generally it takes something like Imuran, Cellcept, or MTX to take your body to task and get the inflammation to slow down.

If you're Rheumy isn't doing something along these lines, it would be good to get a second opinion.

While foods and natural remedies talk about reducing inflammation -- they mean inflammation in a healthy body, NOT the inflammation of lupus. Taking them may actually be fighting against what your Dr is trying to do with your prescription medications -- always talk to your Dr before adjusting diet or using natural remedies -- it's easy to accidentally do the wrong thing, Lupus inflammation is NOT to be treated with these things.

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angelinabailey
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   Posted 2/13/2013 2:14 AM (GMT -6)   
Lynnwood said...
Lupus is fraught with inflammation. Have you been seen and diagnosed by a Rheumatologist?

Generally the first meds given after diagnosis are Plaquenil, to inhibit disease progression, and Prednisone or other steroid to reduce inflammation. You need to keep taking the steroid every day according to Dr's orders, you can't just stop it when it feels better.

Generally it takes something like Imuran, Cellcept, or MTX to take your body to task and get the inflammation to slow down.

If you're Rheumy isn't doing something along these lines, it would be good to get a second opinion.

While foods and natural remedies talk about reducing inflammation -- they mean inflammation in a healthy body, NOT the inflammation of lupus. Taking them may actually be fighting against what your Dr is trying to do with your prescription medications -- always talk to your Dr before adjusting diet or using natural remedies -- it's easy to accidentally do the wrong thing, Lupus inflammation is NOT to be treated with these things.

Best wishes

Food has always been a source to reduce the inflammation that is caused due to Arthritis but doesn’t cure it. I haven’t found a good rheumatologist who would guide me for a better treatment.

pudintane68
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   Posted 3/13/2013 8:44 AM (GMT -6)   
I absolutely 100% support natural remedies.  I have successfully reduced flare ups and eliminated bad ones for over a year now.  I was bed ridden prior with horrible pain and inflammation from arthritic symptoms.  With my worst flare up now I can still carry on day to day activities.  I take NO prescribed medication.  Please consider this, but yes they can counter doctors orders... I did go through a painful time while I was healing, but it has been very very worth it.  You should not try this on your own though.  There are natural doctors or herbalists that can help.
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