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Felix69

578d

How common is it for people to go on chemo for lups? I'm newly diagnosed and I'm anxious about what they are going to put me on.

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    • yomie88

      567d

      I read one of the side effects of benlysta is certain forms of cancer, but seems to be pretty common for lupus because lupus does mimic many things

    • yomie88

      567d

      I read one of the side effects of benlysta is certain forms of cancer, but seems to be pretty common for lupus because lupus does mimic many things

    • carolanne

      567d

      When I was first told I had it I ignored the doctor second time I couldn't and I was scared nervous and the comments I got from family and friends were cruel as time went on I just left things in God hands the meds were building up to 28 a day it was hard. The stress was putting me in a flare. I realized if I ask questions about the meds side effects etc. Did research it help you are stronger then you know smarter then you think before you know it you will be letting the doctors know what works and what doesn't etc. I have given a couple of doctors the lupus encyclopedia by John Hopkins it is amazing. Just stay strong and make time for you my prayers are you.

    • libranu1969

      578d

      The first thing they put me on is methotrexate and folic acid. I was on that about a month and they put me on azathioprine and hydroxycloriquin. Lupus is almost controlled

    • Felix69

      578d

      Thing is I'm already taking an antidepressant. And the other one seems fairly safe. Thanks

    • Xina

      578d

      I’m newly diagnosed. They put me on hydroxychloroquine and cymbalta - I hear that is standard, I was told it depends on how severe the progression of the disease

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