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My husband has just been!

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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,

I am fairly newly diagnosed as well but female and 21. Lupus can alter a lot of peoples lives and the best thing for your husband right now is the family he has understanding him and supporting him. Try not to treat him too differently though - i found that made me feel "different" which wasn't a nice feeling.

He is in the best place and i'm sure the doctors who are working on him quickly are doing so so that they can get the right drugs to him - once they have this sorted it will be easier but the first bit is finding what works for him.

Best of luck!
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