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Medications

Cenerimod: A Potential New Lupus Medication

Living with Lupus

In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), Fertility, and Lupus

Fertility problems are common. Some women turn to in vitro fertilization to help get...

Medications

TULIP 2 Phase III and Type 1 Interferon Lupus Treatments

Anifrolumab, a promising type 1 interferon medication, passed its second Phase III...

Exercises

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction & Chronic Pain

Many Lupus Warriors are familiar with chronic pain -- the kind that lasts for months or even years. Mindfulness-based stress reduction may offer relief, according to a recent meta-analysis. Sharp pangs. Dull aches. Tingling. Pain comes in many sensations, but all are unpleasant and can interfere with daily...

Federal Assistance

Affording Medications for Lupus: Programs & Assistance

The pain and fatigue of lupus doesn't just take a toll on your body. Affording medications can hurt your wallet. Out-of-pocket costs for medications and uncovered portions of clinical visits can be a major headache -- and cause some people to forego potential treatments altogether. While research and development of...

Living with Lupus

Low-Dose Naltrexone, Receptors, & Lupus

Naltrexone is best known for helping treat drug and alcohol addiction. But, low-dose naltrexone treatment may also reduce lupus pain and inflammation. Medications are designed to impact the body in a particular way, towards a particular goal.  What they do in the body, the drug action,...

Lupus Symptoms

Atrial Fibrillation, Hydroxychloroquine, and Lupus

Hydroxychloroquine, also known as Plaquenil or HCQ, reduces the risk of atrial fibrillation for people with lupus by 67% according to a recent study. HCQ is a commonly-prescribed oral drug for systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Originally an...

Day-to-Day Living

Flu Shots, Influenza, & Lupus

Life with lupus means living with a weakened immune system. This is an added challenge during flu season, but a flu shot may help. Influenza, or simply  the flu, is a seasonal disease that involves congestion, breathing difficulties, fever, aching joints, and...

Living with Lupus

Lupus Treatment Team: Clinicians to Know

Fatigue, photosensitivity, joint pain... With such diverse symptoms, treating lupus can be difficult. Get the right clinicians on your lupus treatment team. Because of this variability, it is essential to work with your health team to ensure that the treatment methods work for your specific condition. Combinations of medications can...

Day-to-Day Living

Steroid Tapering, Health Benefits, & Lupus

Changes in steroid dosing can be difficult to keep up with, but important for total health. Successful steroid tapering of prednisone has increased for Lupus Warriors since 2000, according to a study. During a lupus flare, you want to feel better. But, the strategies that work...

Day-to-Day Living

Gastrointestinal Tract, Digestion, and Lupus

From nausea and flatulence to diarrhea and abdominal pains, gastrointestinal issues are often under-discussed, but they can be a tell-tale sign of health for people with lupus. The gastrointestinal (GI) tract is in charge of processing food to extract nutrients and dispose of waste. The

Medications

Type I Interferon & the Lupus TULIP Study

Living with lupus can mean feeling like your own body is working against you. Recent research into new treatments is exploring the effectiveness of type I interferons, a specific type of cytokine, for lupus relief. On August 31, 2018, AstraZeneca and MedImmune shared via