Well, looks like a lot of us have read this but haven't replied. I just wanted to say that there really isn't much in the way of 'alternate therapy' that does much for systemic lupus, so... we can't share!
Yes, staying out of the sun is usually helpful for Lupus patients -- but we all tolerate the sun differently. If you are getting a rash from the sun it would make sense to me that you need to stay out of the sun. Some of us use 50+ clothing, etc. I generally do what I want in the sun but NOT between 11am-4pm.
Is the Dr you seeing a rheumotologist? These are the right Drs for Lupus!
Keep in touch,
Lynnwood, Lupus & Sjogren's Moderator, Dx: 2002DIAGNOSING LUPUS & LUPUS RESOURCES
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