Is it stage 4 nephritis?? If so there are 5... I don't know about other types...
How many meds can they pile on? Well... I take:
Prednisone (Started at 80mg a year ago now down to 5)
Plauqenil (Just started this one, they say it takes between six weeks and four months to start feel effects)
I take the previous two to keep the protein in my blood not for high blood pressure...
Klor-con (40 MEQ)
Zocor (40 mgs)
Trazodone (100 mgs)
Plus I take a calcium supplement, a vit D supplement, a prenatal vitamin inorder to keep my iron at a steady level, and vit C.
The problem with natural remedies is that if you have kidney involvement, a lot of them are hard on your kidneys which is why they steer you clear of them... I thought it might be a hoax... But the homeopath told me that, too shoot!!
As for diet, the key to Lupus is all about balance... Sure there are certain things that they say to avoid, or limit.. Soy, alphalpha sprouts, nightshades too much red meat... But, I was told at least to keep a good balance of everything...
SALT is important to limit... But don't drop completely... It's a fine line to keep all of your electrolytes balanced and that's important!!!
I'm sure someone else will be of more help, but I wanted to say hi! And you are not alone! It's TOTALLY frustrating!!! People tell me to lower my stress level all the time... But then, I tell them my BP already goes as low as 70/30... If it gets any lower I'll die!! I NEED the stress!! LOL!
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"All sounds are potentially dangerous.
All sounds are potentially medicinal.
All sounds are beautiful." ~Yoko Ono