Holistic Therapy: Lupus (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus) - Ted's Q&A

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Posted by S on 08/29/2007

I am a 39 yr old woman who was diagnosed with Lupus 19 yrs ago. I am currently on 10mg of Prednisone daily and 200mg Celebrax daily. I have been taking the Prednisone from day 1, needless to say I have had to have my left hip replaced. Due to the Prednisone. I have cut out all sugar and most dairy products. I exercise 5-6 days a week And I eat mostly red meat and vegetables. I have been in remission and not had a flare up for the last 7 yrs. I do not have any rashes or the butterfly rash , never had. I can go out in the sun too. I will always have to take the Prednisone at this point. I have tried not taking the Celebrax and my hands tend to ache. So I am wondering if I was misdiagnosed? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
385 posts

A lupic cell count can reveal whether there is lupus or not. Usually the lupic cell should be nil. If they done that through the blood tests then this is one simple way of being sure. Sometimes people can go through remissions and had not have a flare up with proper dietary control, which means avoiding sugar, white bread, oly foods, and acid forming foods in general. Normally people with lupus migh have this sun exposure problem and hence skin reaction in areas exposed to the sun.