Linda’s Lupus

Lupus is one of those pesky “autoimmune” diseases.  I was diagnosed with asthma at the age of 7 ( 1955 ) and that disease impacted my entire life.  Asthma involves a malfunction of the immune system so this was a first indication of that type of problem.  Not something doctors knew much about back then.

So, sixty years later when I was diagnosed with Lupus and started my research, light bulbs flashed in my memory.  At this point in time, I only take prednisone at a very low dose for my symptoms.  My stomach is delicate so most of the other meds are too harsh for me.  Also I don’t like the side effects I read on rheumatoid arthritis and Lupus medications.

So, what to do… Research, baby, research.  Some dietary changes and herbal supplements have proved helpful for me.  I’ll follow up soon with individual posts about those items.  I will also be posting about the organizations, information, and communities of use that I have found.  So hang in there with me for more info.  Thanks!