Antimalarials such as Plaquenil &
Aralen have been used to treat Lupus since the 50's. A new report
in the Jan. 7th issue of Arthritis and Rheumatism says that they improve
survival rates and should be given to all Lupus patients regardless of
how long or what body parts are affected.
Antimalarials act as anti-inflammatories by altering the ph balance
in cells. They also protect against the damaging effects of ultraviolet light,
lower cholesterol levels, inhibit clotting, and more. These drugs
also do not come with the harsh side effects that steroids and
chemotherapy do. They can take months to reach their full
potential, and regular eye exams are needed to watch for eye damage, an
uncommon side effect at low doses. As always consult your doctor
before making any change to your treatment.
twelve styles of our
Lupus Awareness Sweatshirts are currently on sale. They have all been
marked down to $19.99, that is more than 40% off the regular price.
All styles are available in white or ash gray. Navy blue and black
are still available at the original price in our
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new book out for children deals
with parents that have disabilities.
Follow Dudley on his emotional journey as he learns the valuable
lessons of love and family. His joy and sadness will take you on a
rollercoaster of feelings that all can relate to. On his mission to find an ordinary family, he realizes just how
extraordinary being unique can be. Author Meg Walsh wrote this book
after the difficult time that her family faced as she battled Systemic
Lupus. Walsh says her
children immediately connected with the main character Dudley and it is
my hope that it will bring comfort to the child in a similar situation.
Mama Won't You Play
Volume 5, Issue 2
February 10, 2010