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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,

Sadie said the right thing,.........your husband is in the right place for great care. Where do you live? I am in the US in New Jersey.

I am curious has your husband been having any other health issues lately? Joint pain or swelling, muscle aches, anything? Has he been treated for any of this in the recent past?

It does seem like men get hit harder in the beginning but the medicine will work in no time and his numbers will level off.

I know your worried and I understand your concerns but know that I am confident that your dh will be ok. Let the doctors help him and the meds will follow.

Read and learn all you can about Lupus. Knowledge is Power. Come here with questions or for support. This is a great group of people who really care and a lot of them are extremely knowledgeable about Lupus.

I hope things go ok and please let us know how you make out.

Keep us posted please.:wink2:
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