The moringa oleifera tree is now considered by many as a miracle tree for its medicinal benefits. The trees leaves are typically utilized to make moringa extract which includes anti-inflammatory components. Moringa also carries anti-toxins, anti-oxidants, vitamins, nutrients, and amino acids to develop one's wellbeing and immune system. With these perks, the World Health Organization, the European Union and other none government offices in the world appreciate moringa. To combat malnutrition, countries like the Philippines and Africa cultivate moringa trees to be utilized as components for drugs and cosmetic products, and also as products from bulk production and wholesale of its oil and powder form.

One of the most imperative functions of moringa is the truth that it inhibits the COX-2 enzyme which is accountable for swelling and pains in the body. In this case, lupus and the battle in opposition to it comes into the situation. In a nutshell, Lupus erythematossus is an illness with unknown reason which leads to the inflammatory conditions of several parts of the body counting the kidneys, joints, and the skin. Another truth about lupus is that it can influence anybody without thought to their age and sexes, and you can anticipate that things are not going to be pleasant. In addition, the pain of the production of the COX-2 enzyme particularly throughout the constant flare ups could be hard to bear. No one really understands what causes these flare-ups and many sufferers of lupus are continuously on the guard of how to stay away from them. This states that sufferers need to keep away from sunlight and eat foods rich in omega 3. The way of life of the lupus sufferer can be very costly because of all the drugs they need to take to inhibit the disease. Moringa being a cheaper form of alternative medicine and a source of nutrition, aids the sufferers to decrease their bills.

As it contains natural anti-inflammatory properties it is thought to be to be safer to use on the long term than the NSAIDs which can be addicting or can cause some unwanted unwanted side effects. There are lots of side effects to anti lupus drugs can do to a person. For example, it can affect the kidneys, the circulation, the digestive system and many more parts of the body. Apart from being less toxic, taking in moringa is also more effective. Now moringa is made in many forms and to name a few there are moringa leaves and powders which can be acquired in bulk over the Web.

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23 thoughts on “Lupus Side Effects

  1. danny

    will they change my diaper for me in mental hospital?
    i have scitzophernia and lupus. They are putting me in a hospital for temporary care. i am a 17 year old girl and need diapers because i have lupus and the side effects make me wet. i hate it and am embarrassed. are they going to change me and all that? i can change myself but sometimes due to my lupus pain and med drowsiness i can’t do it right so my mom does it.

  2. bill b

    Is it common to gain substantial weight if you have lupus (ELS)?
    I have a preliminary diagnosis of lupus (ELS) and I am wondering if it causes weight gain as one of the side effects? I am aware of most of the symptoms but unsure about the weight gain.

    1. LuckyLady

      Lupus is one of the strangest things in the world. The medical literature says wt. loss is common – especially BEFORE the steroids. But there as many different symptoms of SLE as there are people who have it. It affects no two people in identical ways. If you are not doing anything external to cause the weight gain, it could be the SLE. Lupus can screw up any of your functions, including pituitary function or thyroid – which could affect weight.

      Let me give you this insight, just in case you do have to go on steroids: They make it difficult to lose weight. they make you look like you’ve gotten fat, but it might just be the swelling that goes along with high dose. Keep eating a healthy balanced diet, within your restrictions, and when the dosage goes down, so will the swelling.

      At first, I would go ahead and eat whatever – like “it didn’t matter, I’m fat anyway”, then later would have to lose the extra wt. Over the years I have learned to keep doing the right thing and let the side effects come and go. My wt has stabilized now.

      Good Luck – I really mean it.

  3. customartist

    Generally, are the side effects of Meloxicam greater than those of Naprosyn?
    Also, what are the most common side effects of Meloxicam, and how does this drug work?

    1. 2blest2Bstrest

      I know that I could not take it…I gained 15 lbs almost overnight (that was not good for my bad knee!)

      My friend tested falsely for Lupus when she was on it.

      I hope you find something that helps.

      God bless

  4. haute_foxx

    My rheumatologist just prescribed prednisone but I’m really scared to take it after reading the side effects?
    My rheumatologist diagnosed me with SLE (lupus) and prescribed prednisone for me to take (20mg daily) I’ve been reading about it and the side effects look very unfavorable. I’m worried about gaining weight or having fat transfer to weird parts of my body…..I guess I just wanted to know if anyone has taken this steroid and what kind of results (positive and negative) you got from it. Thanks.

    1. mgunnycappo

      This is the quandary that most Lupus patients find themselves in at one time or another. Prednisone is the best and worst drug in the world. It can be a lifesaver when you’re having a flare and also can be your worst enemy with side effects. The best advice is to follow your doctors instructions to the letter. 20mg of Prednisone isn’t that high of a dose and taking it properly should bring the flare under control quickly and prevent any long term usage of the steroids. My wife has been up as high as 100mg and also had to have steroid pulses of 1000mgs to stop a flare.

      The ‘moon face’ is irritating as is the weight gain and all other possible side effects but I guess it beats losing a kidney or worse. Talk with your doctor about your concerns and have her try to taper you off the prednisone as soon as possible.

      Good Luck to you.

  5. R. W

    What are the best prescription meds for Cystic Acne?
    I was diagnosed with Lupus in March and have been very sick. I have had symptoms though for 7 years. Recently I have started having whiteheads all over my face that re-occur all day and over a dozen spots of cystic acne on my jawline, neck and chin. The cystic acne takes at least 2 weeks for each lesion to go away, but by that time there are several new ones. It is painful and ruining my skin. I saw another post on here that said they did not think Lupus had any relation to the cystic acne problem, but I am sure it does. I have never had acne like this in all my life, and whiteheads are an over abundance of white cells which makes sense because of the immune system issues with Lupus. I have tried all home remedies and over the counter meds and nothing is even touching this. Is there a very good prescription medicine for cystic acne that works with Lupus and does not have a bunch of ugly side effects,& that is not steroid based as I cannot take those? Thanks for any input you may have

    1. free

      Wow I’m sorry to hear this, I guess if it is lupus related go to your doctor or a dermatologist, they can help you more than anything, keep your face clean by washing it twice a day. I’d recommend going to lush, its a store with only natural products so it helps a lot. Drink water, and keep a healthy diet. If this persists, laser isn’t a bad way to go. Good luck.

  6. Elizabeth

    What is a word with the definition difficult to deal with?
    I’m typing a paper and I need a word that will summarize how something is difficult to deal with.
    This is the sentence: While determining diagnosis accuracy is going on in some studies; there are others that are testing different medications so as to try and cure some of lupus’ _______ side affects.

    1. techno-not

      Lupus’s most bothersome

      Also, try shifting your sentence for clarity. “While some studies focus on determining accuracy of diagnoses, other studies focus on testing various medications to find remedies for some of lupus’s most bothersome side effects.”

  7. Hopeless Mom

    How many women on here have had the Gardisil shots?
    how long ago did you get the shots (a series of three)? has any of you had a healthy baby after having the shots? any bad side effects? any reason you don’t think the shots are a good idea?

    1. LovesYou

      U.S. statistics show there are 30 to 40 cervical cancer cases per year per one million women between the ages of 9 and 26, which is the age bracket that Gardasil targets (and was tested on).

      According to Merck, Gardasil was shown to reduce pre-cancers by 12.2% to 16.5% in the general population. So, instead of ending up with 30 to 40 cases of cancer per million, per year, in that age bracket, the HPV vaccine can potentially bring it down to 26 to 35 cases of cervical cancer.

      What that means is that you would have to vaccinate one million girls to prevent cervical cancer in 4 to 5 girls.

      Further, about 37 percent of women who develop cervical cancer actually die from the disease, so vaccinating ONE MILLION girls would prevent 1 to 2 DEATHS per year…

      a friend of mine aquired lupus from the gardasil vac.

      please do research.

  8. angeldevoid71

    I have Lupus and was wondering if anyone had any suggestions on helping dry skin?
    I have been living with Lupus for about a year now and have episodes where my face gets very dry, flaky and sometimes itchy (butterfly rash). The skin around my eyes and my eyelids get very dry. The skin turns a deep shade red/purple and sometimes is painful to the touch. I also get dry patches on my forehead and chin. Does anyone have non prescription remedies to make my episodes subside easier?

    1. Karl

      This is something that you really must talk with
      your doctor about. Its important that he or she
      know this. It may be a side effect of medication
      you are now taking. And furthermore, before you self
      medicate, you need to find out it it will interact in a
      negative way with your current medications.

  9. maybemaybenot

    How many of you have read testimonials on the web about the bad effects of aspartame?
    Please state any side effects you think occured from use of aspartame.
    I had reactions to drinks with aspartame in them and flavored water that listed sucralose. My throat closed up and it was hard to breathe. I actually think people out there with symptoms they cant explain should stop eating and drinking things with aspartame listed as an ingredient cause once I stopped using anything with aspartame, I was fine.
    and …i will also add that maybe aspartame doesnt affect all people the same. But I for one will avoid it all cost.
    Katy, thank you for the added comment. I was just shocked to read testimonials about people losing vision, having major joint problems, losing memory, all kinds of aches and pains, sometimes severe headaches and then isolating the problem mostly to diet drinks with aspartame. Then when eliminating it they returned to normal. What things are happening to people out there that are unaware that it could possibly be aspartame.?

    1. Natalia

      I have read those bad testimonials, and ended up doing research on it myself at university. There has only been 1 true study saying that it causes bad side effects, and it was in mice. The study on humans showed that no matter how much people consumed aspartame, there was no correlation with any kind of cancer, MS, or lupus. The fact is, there are differences in biochemical pathways between humans and mice, and what may cause bad things in mice does not have the same effect in humans. The fear is over excitotocity, which occurs in mice which consume aspartame but does not occur in humans. Trust me, they would not let it be on the market if it caused that much harm. Also, the number of cancer and MS and lupus cases would be -hugely- higher than it is now if aspartame was a cause. I wouldn’t worry about it, I’ve studied the subject extensively, chemistry and all, and aspartame is not going to hurt you.

      You could definitely get a reaction from it. Some people have bad reactions to peanuts, some to milk, others to aspartame. I think there’s a large group of people who would have reactions to aspartame, and probably they’re the same people who have trouble with MSG (both involve the amino acid glutamate in digestion). If it bothers you, avoid it, but I definitely want to debunk the myth that it will cause cancer and such long-term. There’s just foods certain people should avoid in order to feel their best. It won’t be the same for everyone, though.

  10. Mike T

    Does anyone know if the drug nexium causes low blood platelets?
    I have lupus and Nexium is a stomache pill and I was watching a commerical on tv and it was for another pill but it mentioned that a side effect is low platelets and I have critical platelets right now. Does anyone know anything about this Thank you.

    1. Fred S

      Nexium is a proton pump inhibitor which means it suppresses the production of gastric acids, it has a range of GI related side effects but there is nothing reported relating to low platelet count and nexium and I can’t think of any physiological connection either.

  11. Kia N

    What are the side effects of lupus?
    The reason I’m asking is because I have just been diagnosed with that. What are the side effects? What are the treatments?

    1. Laney

      One thing about Lupus is that it tends to effect everybody that has it differently. For me, my symptoms usually manifest as joint and tendon pain. Some people only have mild pain while others have severe. It’s common for the skin to rash up. It also can effect the organs of your body (these are the more severe cases). When it gets cold I get something called raynauld’s, where the capillaries in my fingers close and my fingers turn purple, more annoying than anything else.

      There is a whole multitude of symptoms, but really, the symptoms that you have are whatever got you diagnosed. The way they diagnose the disease is by determining if you have enough of the symptoms associated with Lupus to be considered to have it. That and an ANA test to see if you test positive. An ANA test alone does not determine you to have Lupus, people with positive ANA can go their whole lives without developing Lupus or another auto-immune disease.

  12. idiotbox2005

    What will happen if I skip taking my prescribed medicines for over a week?
    I have severe Lupus Nephritis since 2003. I was prescribed by my doctors strong medications that (according to them) help control further spread of the disease in my system. The trouble is, in the next four years of treatment, my medications increased from a dozen to up to 43 different pills a day that were a combination of immuno-suppressants, anti-osteoporosis, anti-cholesterol, anti-diuretic and anti-hypertension. It’s like 3/4 of them are there to counter the side effects of the prescribed suppressants. So what made me skip everything for a week now was because I began hating each one of them due to their bitterness. I’m at a loss so could anyone please tell me what to do? Your concern is highly appreciated.

    1. christibro40

      Hi, I have Lupus, and autoimmune hepatitis, like you I take strong, meds, some with very unpleasent side effects, immunosuppresents, at times Ive been on IV chemo, I take liver meds, so many. For I think one month I just totally forgot my liver meds, I felt fine in that area. plus like you I was rather tired of popping so many pills in a day. It just gets tiring and the side effects can be horrendus. well my liver was going into failure, and at the same time I got cebritis of the brain. both together landed me on IV Chemo for almost 6 months.

      If you or if you have already stopped taking your meds for the nephritis or any of the other things, your kidneys will totally shut down, and you will probablly need one of two things. Dyalisis, and or a transplant. also with Kidneys and Lupus, that really is what most lupus paitents die from if your not careful. Im going under the assumption that your on high doses of cellcept of the nephritis. Im on it right now for a flare, like you Im having some side effects, that I need to talk to my dr about. but the good news is you rebeled and only skipped 1 week. you can easily get everything back under control and start again.

      I co-own an online support group for those with Lupus and similar diseases. we all hate what we deal with. but we all have to realize we didnt ask for this, we dont deserve it, but we have it, and this is our lives, we just have to cope with the cards given to us. I think what you did is rather naturaual. I think most of the people in my group have either done it, thought of it, or held back on taking a perscribed med at some point. Just because we get angry, sad, and miss what we were. But at some point we just accept what is. But with Lupus Nephritis, you have to be super careful. and though the pills and side effects stink. to live and get the nephritis under control, you have to take the medication for nopw at the perscribed dose. we have a memeber with nephritis, and she was put on a very high dose of cell cept, but it worked, and they are now lowering her dose slowly.

      I hope this helps

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