Hi all, I live in Australia, I have read some of your posts interesting, I had, repeat had lupus SLE, I went to my current doctor (who is a naturopath) just after leaving hospital and the 2nd round of methylpred and she examined me and we had a long talk, her comments were I will have you off all their (renal doctors) crap in two weeks, I scoffed at her and decided to take her up on the offer, I had nothing else to live for so I said what the heck I will give it a go, 2 weeks after seeing her, I cold turkey stopped Plaquenil 400mg per day, prednisolone 50mg per day, naproxen 750 mg per day, sodium/senna 50mg per day, paracetamol sr 665 mg per day, pantoprazole 20 mg per day and myfortic 1440 mg per day I was a drug addict, I don't recommend doing what I did unless you are under the care and supervision of a registered trained naturopath.
Now I'm not a doctor here, but I got a second opinion from a registered naturopath and glad I did, I haven't taken a single pharma drug in two years, I'm back at work on the golf course (mind you I'm in the sun all day long, with no sunscreen) i feel great no facial butterfly rash, no joint pain, no skin ailments, no diarrhoea, no lack of energy and I sleep 6 - 7 hours a night, no night sweats, no vision problems from Plaquenil and no hair loss.
I refused chemo "Cyclophosphamide, mind you this is mustard gas", I changed my diet to a paleo lifestyle, no bread, no refined sugars, no coffee, no dairy, but I had plenty of fruit and veg and filtered clean water.
But if you feel that this is too much, that's ok, we are all different and I'm not here to change your life decisions and what you put in your body, I'm just giving people hope that this is reversible (something my renal doctors said couldn't be done) , lupus SLE is reversible, I have the past 4 years blood test recorded in a binder folder and the renal doctors letters to back up what I posting here.
one last word, do not do what I did unless your under the trained supervision of a real caring naturopath as I was, thanks for reading, cheers Adrian