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    Default Naprosyn for lupus?

    Just wondering if anyone else has been treated with naprosyn for their lupus. I am undiagnosed but was put on 375mg of naprosyn after having 3 pos anas and cpks and told its AI but not specific enough for lupus yet and was wondering how it worked for you all. Honestly I have not seen much change. My pain is lessened but I still have all my symptoms and am actually flaring again now since 2 nights ago. I have been on the naprosyn for a week now. It seems like it is just covering up pain and not getting rid of what is really there. My dr wants to try to increase the dose before trying plaquenil but I am just frustrated because I am not feeling better. Anyone else in the same boat?
    *LadyBug*- Epilepsy Dx: 2003 & UCTD w/SLE features Dx: 2009 SLE/Lupus Dx: May 12th 2011--Current Meds:
    Plaquenil-200mg 2x/day
    Prednisone-7.5mg 1x/day
    Methotrexate- 2.5mg 4 pills 1x/week
    Keppra-750mg 2x/day
    Daily Vitamin-1x/day
    Folic Acid- 1mg 1x/day
    Protonix 40mg 1x/day
    Bentyl- 10mg 4x/day, Miralax- 17g 1x/day
    Vit. D 800IU's 1x/day
    Lyrica- 75mg 1x/day
    Flonase 50mcg 2 sprays each 1x/day

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    Hi Mommyof1....

    I believe Naprosyn (Naproxen) is an anti-inflammatory that is just for the pain and inflammation from the different NSAIDS that are available.

    I took it years ago when it first came out, and was trying it for my pain. It worked okay for me for awhile, but eventually my pain got worse and it didn't touch it anymore. And we had to move onto something stronger.

    I do not think that it's a treatment for your symptoms of Lupus, or any auto-immune disease...meaning it's not designed to try to get your AI into a remission, it's just meant for the pain and inflammation that comes with an AI disease attacking your joints.

    The treatments available are more along the lines of Steroids (Prednisone), Plaquenil, Methotrexate, Cellcept (if there's kidney involvement, I believe), etc.

    I'm not positive about this, but I googled Naprosyn, and it identified it as an NSAID.

    Hope this helps.....and most important, hope your doctor can diagnose you soon, so a proper course of treatment can be found.

    I'll be hoping.....



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    I have been taking naproxen sodium for a couple of weeks.

    Naproxen is more of an anti-inflammatory than a painkiller.

    Keep taking it... the effect will build.

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    This helped me with pain when I took it but I had a horrible side affect and ended up in the hospital from it. Keep us posted on how you are doing with it and if it helps. I am sending you gentle hugs tonight
    As I grow to understand life less and less,
    I learn to love it more and more.

    Age 29, Lupus for last 7 years

    Medications: Methotrexate, Lyrica, Celebrex, Flexeril, Theophylline, Bactrim, Xopenex, Lisinopril, Ultram

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