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Reviewing for Pharmacy Licensure exam

Hi, i am currently having my review for my upcoming licensure exam. I have been diagnosed with SLE when i was still 18, and i survived my degree with mild symptoms only (fatigue, mild infections, memory loss), praise God. However preparing for licensure exams have different stress level, and i'm afraid that my symptoms will flare up. May i asked for some advise? Thanks 😊

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pace yourself,lots of rest and also try fit in mild exercise if you can... good luck

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Thank you 😊

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I'd be upping all my self-help techniques (meditation, pacing activity, walks outside etc) and I'd be thinking about increasing my daily dose of pred (in my case: probably to 10mg for the last week of prep, and then 7.5mg the week of exams...and tapering back down to my standard therapeutic daily dose of 5mg within another 2 weeks)

Wishing you success!

🍀🍀🍀🍀 coco

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Thank you so much for the advice 😊

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Hi Kay-elyn

Just want to wish you lots of luck for your exams. It's wonderful what your achieving despite lupus, very inspiring!. Let us know how you get on. X

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I will. Thanks 😊 it feels great to hear that.

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Hi Kay_elyn,

Good luck with your exams! We have a blog article about stress management and relaxation which you may find helpful - lupusuk.org.uk/stress-manag...

Is your consultant aware of your upcoming stressful period? I know that some consultant's prescribe a short increase in steroids for some lupus patients during exam periods to help them manage.

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Thanks 😀 gonna read it.

Actually i don't really go to my consultant frequently, since she told me to go there only if i feel something abnormal or my lab results are unusual. I am still on the stage where my condition can still be managed with vit & min😊. Though i have a friend who's a physician already, and she helps me a lot.

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