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Colleens
10-29-2005, 08:54 PM
Whats the first thing docs medicate you with for Lupus. I dont mean Ibuprofen or such, I mean the actual Lupus.

Prednisone>Antimalarials>Immunosuppressives>Chemotherapy

Is this pretty much how it works? :?: :?: :?:

PuertoRican-mom-of-2
10-30-2005, 08:28 AM
If the organs aren't affected or only mildly affected, antimalarials are usually used first. If there is a lot of inflamation steroids are also prescribed. Innunosuppresents and chemotheropy are used when there is more severe organ involvement. Hope this helps :) .

Colleens
10-30-2005, 09:29 PM
Thanks momof2 !! It helps. I have appt with new rheum next week, so I was wondering what I'm in for.