Does Neem Extract Have Any Negative Effect on Lupus Patients
Hi Ted, I discovered your earth clinic postings tonight and loved the information and hope you have given to people. I was hoping you could answer a couple of questions..
Does Neem extract have any negative affect on Lupus patients (my natropath has me taking some for intestinal health) I was diagnosed with Lupus in 2002 after display over several years of mild symptoms, headaches, joint pain, fatigue, slight reddening over the cheeks, occasional 'brain fog'.... I was given plaquenil at 200 mg / day and ibuprofen as needed. Long story short is that I no longer display symptoms other than some very occasional joint pain, I no longer require any ibuprofen, and take plaquenil sporadically - perhaps twice a week - because I am afraid to stop taking it all together). Am I doing myself more harm than good with taking plaquenil on a non regular basis? It is very important to me not to risk a flare, as my job requires a very high degree of fitness (police riot team), and my specialist said that plaquenil can stay in my system for months, which is why my symptoms aren't deteriorating with the lower dose. If I have lupus at all, I think my symptoms are also much better because of diet (dairy and wheat free) and stress management..... After all that, in short can I safely stop taking the tablets?
Many thanks and kind regards.