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You've been given some very good advice and I hope that you will seriously consider some of it. I just wanted to add something to help you in this decision. Lupus is a progressive disease. Meaning that, if left untreated, it can get progressively worse. It can attack your internal organs causing serious problems which can become fatal. The organs most often attacked are the heart, lungs, and kidneys. Now, a malfunction in any of these organs can lead to life threatening symptoms.
The purpose of medications, in Lupus, is to slow the progression of the disease; to hopefully, reverse any damage that has been done; or to prevent the disease from causing damage. Because of this, it is important that you take your medication. Holistic treatments rarely work on Lupus (even though you can find tons and tons of testimonials on the internet, none of these have the backing of verifiable research!). In fact, many herbal remedies actually worsen or can initiate unwanted symptoms in Lupus.
If your medications are Prednisone and Plaquenil, it would behoove you to start taking those meds. As has been mentioned, Plaquenil is a cumulative drug, so it takes a while before you can see the true benefits. Therefore, the longer you postpone taking it, the longer it is going to take before you start to see/feel relief. The two drugs together often have remarkable outcomes and have allowed many Lupus patients to maintain a reasonably normal lifestyle. But, you must take the medications.
Lupus is not a disease that you can just "grin and bear it". It is not like a torn ligament, or a flu, or a headache. It is a chronic disease, meaning that it is a lifelong disease. You cannot wait it out or simply deal with it. It will not get better and it will not go away on its own. Left on its own, it will progress to a dangerous and even fatal point. You DO NOT want your disease to get to that point. You want to slow or possibly stop its progression and that can only be done by taking your medication, making appropriate lifestyle changes, eating healthy, exercising regularly, and learning how the disease affects you.
Please consider seriously taking your medication!
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