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My husband has just been diagnosed with Lupus. I am very worried and it all seems to be a very serious complicated condition. I am very scared of what treatment he is having as he says it all just seems like big words. He has quite severe kidney involvement and is awaiting results of a biopsy. He has already had 3 IV bags of steriods which havn't seemed to have much effect on reducing something in his blood which was 80, then went to 160 and then to 200 (I'm not sure what this is) but it was indicating that inflammation in his kidneys was very high. He is now undergoing Chemotherapy. I'm so worried can anyone talk to me about this, has anyone been through the same symptoms? He has headaches, muscle aches, fatigue and slight nausea.
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Hi Jan,
Welcome to the lupus site.
I am sorry to hear that your husband has been diagnosed with lupus.

I know it is such a roller coaster ride of emotions. My husband went threw them right along with me when I was diagnosed with SLE.

It sounds like his doctor is good. Once you get on the right mix of meds, it helps.

Fatigued is one that we all have to deal with. You have to learn to listen to your body. When you get tired lay down and take a break. Pushing yourself will only result in more fatigue and pain. I plan my days if I know something is going on that I want to do. I get lots of rest before that day.

Please remember to take care of yourself and tell your husband hi and he is welcome to join the lupus site too.

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