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12-07-2008, 08:52 PM
majority of lupus patients go without getting a flare up?

Right now, it has been about four years for me.

I feel like I have memory loss-sometimes I need to think about what I ate for dinner last night. I know cognitive function loss is possible but is it reversible? what can doctors give for this? (I am still a student)

12-07-2008, 09:05 PM
There are no statistics in this matter primarily because no two persons suffer the same symptoms from Lupus. Therefore, no remission is the same due to the significant difference in each persons symptomology. Also, because symptoms differ, remission can occur for different reasons. Those reasons alone will predict the length of time of remission. For example, if a person's lupus only affects the skin, after treatment, remission could last a life time. However, if a person's lupus has damaged internal organs, remmission could last for weeks, months, years....it would depend on what organs were damaged and how severe the damage was.

So, because of the innumerable ways that Lupus can affect us, there is absolutely no way to compile statistics on remmission :?

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