View Full Version : Whats the medicinal line of defense for Lupus?

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.


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

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 :) .

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.