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Old 10-14-2003, 09:41 AM   #1
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Hi
We are going to the doctor's today to discuss her
"haywire" blood work He mentioned changing her meds?
Any ideas what questions to ask?

 
Old 10-14-2003, 09:56 AM   #2
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Hello!

Well, its always good to ask the doctor questions. If your mom's medications are going to be changed, make sure to ask about:

-> Side effects of the new drugs
-> Drug interactions with the drugs she is already on
-> How well they will work to stop the flare
-> How often blood work needs to be done (depending on the medication)
-> What if they don't work, what is the next step
-> When the next follow up appt will be

Also, make sure that you ask questions about her flare to the doctor. He will be able to tell you what organs are affected and how much just by looking at the blood work and your mom's symptoms. You could even see if he has any books that might be good for you to purchase to read up on Lupus. I would recommend a few books to you. One is "Lupus-Everything you need to know." It is really easy to read! The best way to become empowered is to read up on Lupus. Hope that your mom's appt goes well, please let me know how it goes!

Luv, Angelic

 
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Old 10-14-2003, 10:13 AM   #3
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Angelic,

How long have you had lupus and what works for you?

I m worried about the organs being affected...???? so far she has rheumatoid arthritis along with lupus with osteo in her spine.

 
Old 10-20-2003, 11:13 AM   #4
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Hi

I bought that book you mentioned about Lupus it is very
easy to read and I love the question and answer sections.
Thanks
Deb

 
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Hello Deb!

I am SO glad that you purchased that book. Another great one is "The Lupus Book" by Daniel Wallace. He wrote an amazing one full of information too. I will try and answer all of your questions today for you! Take care

~Angelic

 
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thanks!!!
Angelic

 
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