View Full Version : Citrus foods and Lupus

03-17-2009, 10:44 AM
can eating oranges, tomatoes and other citrus foods aggravate lupus?

03-17-2009, 10:49 AM
Because of GERD, I can't eat any citrus/acid producing foods. Plus, it's murder on mouth sores!

03-17-2009, 12:15 PM
i also can't eat citrus/acidic foods because of interstitial cystitis. don't know if affects lupus, but would definitely aggravate mouth sores.

03-17-2009, 05:12 PM
I'm not diagnosed as yet, my blood work is all over the place. My mother had lupus and my sister has it as well.

I have many of the symptoms.

Citrus fruite is a big big no no for me. My acid levels are very high and I break out in a horrible rash on my hands if I eat it.

Are you having problems or just looking for ways to help easy your flares?

03-17-2009, 08:02 PM
I have sister with lupus.

03-18-2009, 04:36 AM
i've had no problems with eating them. but remember, everybody's bodies area different.

sick n tired
03-18-2009, 01:16 PM
I have problems with my stomach so I have to weigh it heavily if I am going to partake on citrus...normally, I will opt to not eat or drink...I do know with some arthritis that the nightshade vegetables can make the pain and swelling worse.

03-23-2009, 02:03 PM
I have not heard that citrus can adversely affect Lupus. In fact, as part of a healthy diet, we are encouraged to increase citrus intake. There are many who develop an intolerance to citrus, but I don't think that it is related to Lupus.

Peace and Blessings