As a lupus survivor, I have all the common daily ailments, such as pain and fatigue. However, recently I have found that certain supplements which I have been taking for about 2 months, have helped eliminate the pain and I am not as tired as I was before.
I would not recommend that anyone take anything that has not been given the thumbs up by their main carer, such as GP or consultant, but I have received help from a renal pharmacist and my counsellor, who have both spent time researching the supplements. I have received a detailed report from the head pharmacist at my hospital and given the thumbs up, which is really good news for me.
I would advise other lupus survivors to enlist the help of their own renal pharmacists and ask their advice on what is safe to take. Some supplements are not advised if taken with certain prescribed meds, such as Irbesartan and ginkgo biloba, but ginkgo does have an excellent reputation otherwise. Most pharmacists are only too happy to help. I've benefitted- you can too.