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Request for advice on supplements, dietary choices, healthy habits to adopt

Discussion in 'Complementary therapies' started by Starswirl7, Sep 8, 2016.

  1. Starswirl7

    Starswirl7 New Member

    I am interested in learning about any lifestyle factors (e.g., dietary choices, supplements, habits, etc.) that might help me slow the progression of my newly diagnosed lupus, minimize flares/severity, etc. Do you have any thoughts you could share based on your own experience, trial and error, or research you've done? How did you figure out anything helpful? Are there any books or resources that pointed you in a good direction?

    I appreciate any tips or suggestions, and I am open to learning about ideas/theories/resources that are preliminary and hypothetical as well as those with a lot of evidence (if there are any). Thanks for your willingness to share your knowledge and help someone who's relatively new to all this!
    figuringitout likes this.
  2. mark176

    mark176 Active Member

    Before i got it controlled wheat and unhealthy food set it off. Now its controlled i have more freedom on food, but need to avoid very spicy food
  3. Rocio

    Rocio New Member

    Hello, just wanted to give you some tips on your question. I was diagnosed in 08, was on meds for 2 or 3yrs, and adopted a natural treatment regimen because I felt worse on meds than the lupus itself.
    I started researching on natural treatments, and there's so many, and a person reacts different from another person. but I adopted a gluten free diet, juicing with lots of greens and fruits, supplements as well, like msm for joint pain, multi vitamins and minerals for energy.
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  4. x_claire_x

    x_claire_x Moderator

    I too have found going gluten free has helped with the painful joints..... I take various supplements but be careful not to go for immune boosters as that may increase the immune systems strength against yourself ! Also run these past your Rheumy as a precaution as some can be quite strong and be contraindicated with the meds you take..............Claire
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  5. Chelle Martin

    Chelle Martin New Member


    Over the past three years, I've been given TONS of advice from people who either have lupus or know someone who does. I've taken their advice and discussed the options with my rheumy. Here's what I take on a daily basis:

    In the early afternoon, I take 2 tablets Calcium 600 mg , 2 tablets Glucosamine Chondroitin, 1 tablet Stress B Complex, 1 capsule Turmeric Curcumin, 1 gel Vitamin A 8000 iu and 1 gel Vitamin D 5000 iu

    At night I take another 2 tablets of Glucosamine Chondroitin, and another turmeric curcumin. I also take 1 tablet Magnesium, 1 tablet Potassium along with 20 mg Omeprazole and 200 mg Plaquenil. Every three days, I take an iron pill. I fully believe this regimen has kept me from being in pain and unable to do what I do on a daily basis. But I also know that may be good for one person may not produce the same results with someone else. Take my suggestions, consult with your Rheumatologist and/or your Primary and use their medical knowledge to guide you.
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