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    Default Whats the medicinal line of defense for Lupus?

    Whats the first thing docs medicate you with for Lupus. I dont mean Ibuprofen or such, I mean the actual Lupus.

    Prednisone>Antimalarials>Immunosuppressives>Chemot herapy

    Is this pretty much how it works? :?: :?: :?:
    Dx this year SLE but because of past symptoms and testing I think I've had it 15 years!Dx 1990 Fibromyalgia, depression, OA, migraines, plantar fasciitis, tarsal tunnel synd. both feet.Heart surg '97 for bicuspid aortic valve w/regurg. hi cholestrol.

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    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 .

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    Thanks momof2 !! It helps. I have appt with new rheum next week, so I was wondering what I'm in for.
    Dx this year SLE but because of past symptoms and testing I think I've had it 15 years!Dx 1990 Fibromyalgia, depression, OA, migraines, plantar fasciitis, tarsal tunnel synd. both feet.Heart surg '97 for bicuspid aortic valve w/regurg. hi cholestrol.

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