What is the life span for a person diagnosed with Lupus?
I was diagnosed with Lupus back in Sept. 2003 and have been on Prednisone and Methotrexate.....then Prednisone and IV Cytoxan (because of my Kidneys) for 5 months. Now it will probably be Prednisone and Imuran. So far the meds are working and I'm feeling pretty good. But I've been reading on the internet that people with Lupus probably will live about 10 years after they have been diagnosed because of complications related to the Lupus.
I was just wondering if anyone on this board had been diagnosed with Lupus for over 10 years?
I'm hoping what I read was wrong and any help would be appreciated........
I WAS DIAGNOSED IN 2000 AND PLAN ON LIVING A GOOD LONG WHILE
There is a lady in my local support group who was diagnosed over 20 years ago and she is still kicking. Some people go into remission - others can control their disease with meds, and new treatments are being researched all the time. So I plan on living to be the crazy old lady in the neighborhood!