I have been diagnosed with SLE Lupus 2 years ago.
After seeing many Doctors, and now finally with a Rheumatologist.
My main treatment are methotrexate, plasmaquine amongst other. like pain pills, and sleeping pills.
My health has improved a lot since on these meds but in
saying this still have good and bad days. I think, ive had a what they call a flare for the past 2 weeks and really hoping that much rest and time will soon sort it out. I am working and fortunately have a desk/office job, so able to just plonk myself behind the PC and sit quietly and work.
I was also dignosed with Hemochromotosis(iron overload) Both parent mutations (C282Y) 4 years ago. This disorder builds iron overload in the body and I think Lupus makes one anemic. Strange hey.Really uncommon!
The symtoms of both these disorders are soo very similar, its unbelievable. So at times I wonder which one is attacking me and the only way to tell is to check the Iron and Ferritin levels. If i have an overload then I have a venosection to rid the excess iron.If anyone has any information to give me, would really appreciate it. Take care.