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What kind of Dr do u see for lupus?

What kind of Dr do u see for lupus?

Rheumatologists are the doctors who specialize in treating diseases of the joints and muscles, like lupus.

Is it common for doctors to misdiagnose lupus?

Why Doctors Misdiagnose Lupus (& What You Can Do!) It’s common for clinicians to misdiagnose lupus or suggest that symptoms are a result of stress. 68% of Lupus Warriors had to see 3 or more doctors before being diagnosed.

What to do if your doctor thinks you have lupus?

In particular, watch and record any joint pain, brain fog, mouth ulcers, and skin lesions as these are the most common symptoms of lupus, but also keep track of any other symptoms that you want to bring to your doctor. It can be difficult for doctors to match a patient’s feelings to a condition.

How long has it been since I was diagnosed with lupus?

No one in my family had an autoimmune disease; I’d barely even heard the word lupus spoken before. It’s been eight enlightening months since I was diagnosed with lupus, and I feel like I’m just starting to get a grip of this horrid disease.

Do You Wear Sunscreen when you have lupus?

I’ve always been the person who carried extra sunscreen for a day at the beach and made sure everyone applied it properly. I liked being sun safe when it was only occasionally necessary. But sun protection is a daily activity ever since I developed lupus photosensitivity (which means that sun exposure can make me very sick).

What kind of Doctor do you see for lupus?

Rheumatologists are the doctors who specialize in treating diseases of the joints and muscles, like lupus. If you have at least four of the criteria on the list, either at the present time or at some time in the past, there is a strong chance that you have lupus.

Are there any over the counter medications for lupus?

The medications most commonly used to control lupus include: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Over-the-counter NSAIDs, such as naproxen sodium (Aleve) and ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB, others), may be used to treat pain, swelling and fever associated with lupus. Stronger NSAIDs are available by prescription.

What was it like to be diagnosed with lupus?

Being diagnosed with lupus was a bewildering experience for me. Suddenly, everything made sense – the joint pain, the rashes, the fatigue, the swelling… the endless appearance of new and strange symptoms. Yet, at the same time, nothing seemed to make sense.

Do you need a prescription for misoprostol for lupus?

They also may be accompanied by other medications such as misoprostol (Cytotec®), omeprazole (Prilosec®), lanzoprazole (Prevacid®) and others. You may need a prescription for these medications. Side effects of NSAIDS, such as urine test results that are not normal, may be mistaken for signs of active lupus.