It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Lupus Message Board

To scbagrrrl

Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-30-2002, 11:14 PM   #1
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Northrop, Mn.
Posts: 489
Kamden HB User
Post To scbagrrrl

I read your reply to another post about certain drugs known to cause lupus. Could you tell me what those drugs are used to treat? I am asking because I know somebody who is sick and trying to find out what is the matter with her, and this started after months of taking some diet pills. Also, what are the symptoms of lupus? Thankyou

Sponsors Lightbulb
Old 05-01-2002, 05:41 PM   #2
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Atlanta, GA , US
Posts: 310
scbagrrrl HB User

Hi Kamden -
I got the list of drugs that have been associated with Drug-Induced Lupus from other sites - I think it was from the lupus foundation's website. Another place to search is *****. I do a lot of reading online by simply doing a search on google. I'm not familiar with the drugs listed, despite all the medications that my body has been on in the past 5 years... You can also do a search on the drugs on *****.

The whole premise about drug-induced lupus is that the symptoms stop within 3-4 months of stopping the drug. Now I'm not an expert, but if your friend has stopped taking the drugs and it's been longer than 4 months, she needs to consider other diagnoses. Some simple blood/urine tests can begin to shed some light on what's going on with her.

The symptoms of Lupus vary greatly - depending on which form of the disease and the individual. I doubt that any two people have the same symptoms. Unfortunately, I'm all too familiar with Systemic Lupus (aka SLE)which is the "most common" form of the disease. Some of the more common symptoms include sun sensitivity, "brain fog", rashes - especially in a butterfly shape on face, fatigue, joint aches and pains, a weakened immune system - so frequent infections and related illnesses, and there are a whole host of others. Frequently, someone with SLE will develop other autoimmune disorders such as Rhuematoid Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Sjogren's Syndrome and/or Raynaud's Phenomenon.

I'm sorry I'm not of more help - if you'll use the web, and start with the basic health-related sites, you'll find oodles of information.

If there are more specific things I can try to help you with, I'll be more than happy to.

Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
It's official....I have Rheumatoid Arthritis (m) Angela74 Arthritis 8 09-18-2005 03:17 AM
scbagrrrl - red pepper flakes Ann S Lupus 12 11-06-2002 01:27 PM
Listing Medications for Employer meandslash Depression 7 10-02-2002 03:33 PM
Tired of Being So Tired! mmandd1 Chronic Fatigue 26 09-11-2002 08:35 AM
Scbagrrrl How did it go with the PO? Shaman Eye & Vision 3 08-29-2002 03:21 AM
Could this cause a high Sed Rate? Hellokitty1973 Arthritis 1 07-30-2002 07:26 AM
RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS Sister Arthritis 11 06-28-2002 04:05 PM
need some advice sc4040 Diet & Nutrition 8 05-04-2002 09:51 AM
RA and this crazy weather; Pain, Pain, Pain! Dolphin Arthritis 3 04-20-2002 09:28 PM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:29 PM.

Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
© 1998-2018 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!