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Living with Lupus

Monoclonal Antibodies, the Immune System, and Lupus

Exercises

Painkillers, Pain Management, and Lupus

Pain is an unfortunate part of lupus, and one of its most...

Exercises

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction & Chronic Pain

Many Lupus Warriors are familiar with chronic pain -- the kind that lasts for...

Day-to-Day Living

Steroid Tapering, Health Benefits, & Lupus

The best daily steroid dose for lupus can change. Strategic dosing is an important part of managing lupus. A new study shows that successful steroid tapering of prednisone has increased since 2000. During a lupus flare, you want to feel better. But, the strategies that work to get...

Living with Lupus

Immunosuppressive Drugs: Strategies for Staying Healthy

Immunosuppressive drugs reduce the activity of the immune system. They are vital for controlling severe cases of lupus that do not respond to other medications. But, they also leave the body susceptible to infection. The immune system is a little bit like gate security at a...

Living with Lupus

Protect Yourself: Preventing Infection & Lupus

A suppressed immune system can leave you vulnerable to infection – but there are many ways to protect yourself. Lupus is an autoimmune disease, which means that the immune system - which is supposed to protect the body from disease - is turned against it instead....

Living with Lupus

Voclosporin: A New Lupus Medication?

Voclosporin is a new immunosuppressant drug used to combat the symptoms of lupus nephritis. Aurinia, the maker of the medication, announced the submission of a FDA New Drug Application. Voclosporin is a medication produced by Aurina Pharmaceuticals. It is similar to Cyclosporine, another calcineurin inhibitor that...

Medications

An Overview of Common Lupus Medications

Lupus Warriors use many types of medications to treat lupus and its symptoms. Each lupus medication in your treatment plan serves a purpose, and comes with its own risks and rewards. What exactly you will need depends on your symptoms and on your body. Different symptoms require different treatment...

Living with Lupus

NSAIDS, Pain Management, & Lupus

NSAIDs such as aspirin and ibuprofen can help reduce pain and inflammation in people with lupus. In fact, about 80% of Lupus Warriors include the medication as part of their treatment plan. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, or NSAIDs, work by blocking Cyclo-oxygenase enzymes, also known as COX enzymes. These enzymes...

Living with Lupus

Prednisone, Corticosteroids, and Lupus

Prednisone is a corticosteroid that can reduce the symptoms of lupus. However, it comes with several severe side effects, making it a challenging medication to manage. Lupus Warriors are likely familiar with prednisone, or its brand name Rayos. It is the most commonly prescribed corticosteroid to help people with...

Medications

Cenerimod: A Potential New Lupus Medication

Research is underway to measure the effectiveness of Cenerimod, a new lupus medication. Early evidence suggests it can help reduce symptoms and prevent flares. Cenerimod is a new medication being developed by the company Idorsia. It is an agonist and modulator for the

Living with Lupus

In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), Fertility, and Lupus

Fertility problems are common. Some women turn to in vitro fertilization to help get pregnant. While effective, it can add additional challenges for Lupus Warriors. In vitro fertilization, or IVF, is a type of fertility treatment that uses hormone treatments. It works like this: Hormone treatments...