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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,

This disease hits hard when it is first diagnosed. I'm sorry you and your family have to go through all of this,, but i'm am very glad to hear that your husband is getting proper care right now.

Right now he is in the safest place with the doctors looking after him. It seems like the men get more of the kidney involvment at first. But when the doctors get a handle on what exactly is going on things tend to level off.

I have had lupus since a teenager but 2 yrs ago it just about crippled me. That is when the doctors took notice and diagnosed me. Now I am on a bunch of meds and am rehabilitating my entire body.

To look at me you would not know i was sick. So, I am going to pray for you and your husband, in that he will get proper care and level off so he can start to rehabilitate.

Just stay strong,, give him lots of love,, there is a new life for both of you ahead. Don't forget to take care of yourself. You will be no good to him if you are not in good health. Relax at night in hot tub of bubble water and get plenty of sleep. I know that sounds hard to do, but it is very important that your husband sees you in good standing. He will see you as his motivation to get better.
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