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All kinds of treatments out there for lupus
Posted Jun 18 2008 6:08pm
i thought i'd share this, which i found on
dailystrength.org.
this is a list of all the various treatments people
with lupus have tried. includes number of people who
tried it and percent of people who found it helpful.
Just like my surveymonkey.com survey, plaquenil and
prednisone top the list. not surprising, as prednisone
was the first drug used for SLE, and plaquenil was the
2nd.
Plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine is an antimalarial drug, 651 Members helps: 83% of the time
Prednisone synthetic corticosteroid 604 Members helps: 90% of the time
Naproxen non-steroidal anti-inflammatorydrug (NSAID) 15 Members 86% of the time
Cymbalta Duloxetine hydrochloride for major depression... 14 Members 93% of the time
Neurontin Gabapentin for the treatment of seizures and nerve damage/ pain... 13 Members 100% of the time
Folic Acid water-soluble B vitamin. 13 Members 100% of the time
Lyrica anticonvulsant drug used for neuropathic pain, 13 Members 100% of the time
Mobic nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug 11 Members 90% of the time
Dapsone antiinfective and immunosuppressive agent. 11 Members 73% of the time
Lexapro selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor or SSRI. (antidepressants) 10 Members 100% of the time
Topamax anticonvulsant drug used to treat epilepsy... 10 Members 100% of the time
Aspirin 9 Members 88% of the time
Tramadol opioid analgesic, 9 Members 67% of the time
Cytoxan Cyclophosphamide (chemo).. 9 Members 75% of the time
Lasix Furosemide diuretic for edema/ congestive heart failure 8 Members 100% of the time
Positive Thinking 8 Members 100% of the time
Support from Friends & Family 8 Members 100% of the time
Celebrex non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) 193 Members helps: 58% of the time
Cellcept immunosuppresant drug used to prevent rejection of ogran transplants... 171 Members helps: 83%
of the time
Methotrexate MTX, amethopterin, 137 Members helps: 73% of the time
Medrol Methylprednisolone is a synthetic glucocorticoid 52 Members helps: 82% of the time
Azathioprine chemotherapy drug 51 Members helps: 69% of the time
Azathioprine chemotherapy drug 50 Members helps: 68% of the time
Cyclophosphamide nitrogen mustard alkylating agent, 35 Members helps: 71% of the time
Prayer 30 Members helps: 93% of the time
Rituxan Rituximab, MabTheraÂ®, 21 Members helps: 94% of the time
Coumadin anticoagulant 17 Members helps: 100% of the time [i have to insert here that my Uncle
nearly died because of coumadin]
Cyclosporine immunosuppressant drug widely used in organ transplants 17 Members helps: helps: 94%
of the time
Ibuprofen non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). 16 Members helps: 88% [i have to
insert here that i was in love with Advil, but it nearly destroyed my kidneys because i was taking so
much of it for pain] of the time
Hydrocodone [vicodin] opioid 16 Members helps: 100% of the time
Ultram Tramadol opioid which is a centrally acting analgesic, 7 Members 100% of the time [note: cannot be taken with Paxil]
Laughter 7 Members 100% of the time
Morphine highly potent opiate analgesic drug 7 Members 100% of the time
Lipitor Atorvastatin A statin, used for lowering cholesterol...6 Members 100% of the time
Celexa Citalopram or nitalapram is an antidepressant drug 6 Members 100% of the time
Nexium Esomeprazole- proton pump inhibitor -reduces stomach acid... 6 Members 83% of the time
Fosamax Alendronate is a bisphosphonate drug used for osteoporosis 6 Members 100% of the time
Lisinopril (ACE) inhibitor(for high blood pressure) ... 6 Members 100% of the time
Feldene Piroxicam (is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory 6 Members 83% of the time
Zoloft antidepressant 5 Members 80% of the time
Prevacid Lansoprazole lowers stomach acid. 5 Members 100% of the time
Oxycodone powerful and potentially addictive opioid 5 Members 100% of the time
Clonazepam benzodiazepine derivative. It is a highly potentanti... 5 Members 100% of the time
Cyclobenzaprine skeletal muscle relaxant and a central nervous system (CNS) depr... 5 Members 100% of the time
Elavil Amitriptyline hydrochloride is a tricyclic antidepressant drug. 5 Members 75% of the time
Cortisone (Injection) Steroid hormone. 5 Members 100% of the time
Vitamin D 5 Members 100% of the time
Sleep 5 Members 100% of the time
Calcium 5 Members 100% of the time
Enbrel Etanercept . recombinant human soluble tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNFα) 5 Members 80%
of the time
Tylenol for relieving pain, reducing fever, 5 Members 80% of the time
Voltaren Diclofenac (marketed as Voltaren, Voltarol, Diclon, Dicloflex Difen, Difene, Cataflam... 5 Members 100%
of the time
Relafen Nabumetone is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug 5 Members 100% of the time
Prilosec Omeprazole is a proton pump inhibitor -reduces stomach acid 4 Members 75% of the time
Physical Exercise 4 Members 100% of the time
Synthroid Levothyroxine is a synthetic form of thyroxine (thyroid hormone). 4 Members 100% of the time
Dextropropoxyphene Dextropropoxyphene is an analgesic in the opioid category. 4 Members 100% of the time
Gabapentin 4 Members 100%of the time
Meditation 4 Members 100% of the time
Zanaflex Tizanidine (Zanaflex) is a centrally acting a2-adrenergic agonist. 4 Members 100% of the time
Faith 4 Members 100% of the time
Anti-Inflammatory Diet 4 Members 100% of the time
Chiropractic Adjustment 4 Members 100% of the time
Hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil) 4 Members 100% of the time
Cozaar Losartan is an angiotensin II receptor antagonist drug used mainly to treat high blood pressure 4 Members 100%
of the time
Toradol Toradol (ketorolac tromethamine) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) 4 Members 67%
of the time
Chemotherapy 3 Members 67% of the time
Psychotherapy 3 Members 100% of the time
Protonix Pantoprazole is a proton pump inhibitor drug used for reduction of stomach acid... 3 Members 100%
of the time
Zantac Ranitidine is a histamine H2-receptor antagonist that inhibits stomach acid productio... 3 Members 100%
of the time
Codeine opioid used for its analgesic, antitussive 3 Members 100% of the time
Acupuncture 3 Members 100% of the time
Indocin Indometacin or Indomethacin is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug 3 Members 100%
of the time
Yoga 3 Members 100% of the time
Aciphex Rabeprazole is a proton pump inhibitor(reduces stomach acid) 3 Members 100% of the time
Humira Adalimumab (Humiraï¿½) is the third TNF antagonist (after infliximab and etanercep... 3 Members 100%
of the time
Arava for R.A. 3 Members 100% of the time
Fish Oil 3 Members 100% of the time
Azulfidine Sulfasalazine is a sulfa drug 3 Members 50% of the time
Daypro Oxaprozin nonnarcotic, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug ... 3 Members 67% of the time
Clonidine for high blood pressure 3 Members 100% of the time
Robaxin Methocarbamol is a central muscle relaxant 3 Members 100% of the time
Heat 3 Members 100% of the time
Paxil Paroxetine or paroxetine hydrochloride - antidepressant 2 Members 100% of the time
Wellbutrin Bupropion (amfebutamone) (Zyban) is an antidepressant 2 Members 100% of the time
Effexor Venlafaxine hydrochloride antidepressants2 Members 100% of the time
Vioxx Rofecoxib is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) 2 Members 50% of the time
Atenolol beta blocker, 2 Members 100% of the time
Norvasc calcium channel blocker used as an anti-hypertensive 2 Members 100% of the time
Love 2 Members 100% of the time
Ativan Lorazepam -anti anxiety 2 Members 100% of the time
Zyrtec Cetirizine hydrochloride for allergies, hay fever... 2 Members 100% of the time
Potassium 2 Members 100% of the time
Trazodone psychoactive compound with sedative, anxiolytic, and antidepressant ... 2 Members 100% of the time
Doxycycline antibiotic 2 Members 100% of the time
Writing 2 Members 100% of the time
Massage 2 Members 100% of the time
Relaxation 100% of the time
Solumedrol adrenocortical steroid, methylprednisolone 2 Members 100% of the time
Lovenox Enoxaparin is a low molecular weight heparin manufactured 2 Members 100% of the time
Valerian Valeriana officinalis, Valerianaceae) is a hardy perennial flowering plant, 2 Members 100% of the time
Gluten Free Diet 2 Members 100% of the time
Holistic Health 2 Members 100% of the time
Education 2 Members 100% of the time
Provigil Modafinil Vigil Modalert 2 Members 100% of the time
Art 2 Members 100% of the time
Bactrim DS antibiotic 2 Members 100% of the time
Flexeril Cyclobenzaprine skeletal muscle relaxant 2 Members 100% of the time
TENS A Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulator 2 Members 100% of the time
Lodine Etodolac 2 Members 50% of the time
Procardia XL Nifedipine (brand name Adalat, Nifedical, and Procardia) for high BP 2 Members 100%
of the time
Rozerem Ramelteon, 2 Members 100% of the time
Music 2 Members 50% of the time
Pets 2 Members 50% of the time
Pain Management Clinic 2 Members 100% of the time
Trental Trental (pentoxifylline) to treat intermittent claudication 2 Members 100% of the time
Keeping Busy 2 Members 50% of the time
Clinoril Clinoril (sulindac) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory 2 Members 100% of the time
Walking 2 Members 100% of the time
Salagen Salagen (pilocarpine) used to treat dry mouth (xerostomia). 2 Members 100% of the time
Prozac Fluoxetine Hydrochloride is an antidepressant 1 Member 100% of the time
Claritin Loratadine to treatallergies. Read Reviews 1 Member 100% of the time
Physical Therapy 1 Member
Melatonin 1 Member 100% of the time
Ambien Zolpidem insomnia 1 Member 100% of the time
Valium Diazepam (Stesolid, Seduxen, Bosaurin and Apozepam... 1 Member 100% of the time
Ramipril (Tritace or Altace) is (ACE) inhibitor (for high BP)... 1 Member
Carisoprodol skeletal muscle relaxant 1 Member 100% of the time
Hydrocortisone Synthetic cortisol, 1 Member 100% of the time
Running 1 Member 100% of the time
Metoprolol beta1 receptor blocker 1 Member 100% of the time
Carvedilol non-selective beta blocker 100% of the time
Crying 1 Member 100% of the time
Depakote (calproate semisodium or divalproex sodium) 1 Member
Baclofen Baclofen (Kemstro® and Lioresal®) 1 Member 100% of the time
Keppra Levetiracetam is an anticonvulsant medication 1 Member 100%
of the time
Allopurinol used to treat gout. 1 Member 100% of the time
IVIG Intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) is a blood product 1 Member 100% of the time
Lunesta Eszopiclone,(sleep aid) 1 Member 100% of the time
Sonata Zaleplon (Starnoc®) sleep aid 1 Member 100% of the time
Imitrex Sumatriptan (Imigran,Imigran Recovery ) is a triptan drug 1 Member 100% of the time
Chloroquine anti-malarial. 1 Member 100% of the time
Corticosteroids(see also prednisone) 1 Member 0% of the time
Humex 100% of the time
Aqua Therapy 1 Member 100% of the time
Eating Healthier Foods 1 Member 100% of the time
Lamictal (lamotrigine) anticonvulsant 1 Member 100% of the time
Orthopedic Brace 1 Member 100% of the time
Marijuana 1 Member 100% of the time
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dailystrength.org.

this is a list of all the various treatments people

with lupus have tried. includes number of people who

tried it and percent of people who found it helpful.

Just like my surveymonkey.com survey, plaquenil and

prednisone top the list. not surprising, as prednisone

was the first drug used for SLE, and plaquenil was the

2nd.

Plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine is an antimalarial drug, 651 Members helps: 83% of the time

Prednisone synthetic corticosteroid 604 Members helps: 90% of the time

Naproxen non-steroidal anti-inflammatorydrug (NSAID) 15 Members 86% of the time

Cymbalta Duloxetine hydrochloride for major depression... 14 Members 93% of the time

Neurontin Gabapentin for the treatment of seizures and nerve damage/ pain... 13 Members 100% of the time

Folic Acid water-soluble B vitamin. 13 Members 100% of the time

Lyrica anticonvulsant drug used for neuropathic pain, 13 Members 100% of the time

Mobic nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug 11 Members 90% of the time

Dapsone antiinfective and immunosuppressive agent. 11 Members 73% of the time

Lexapro selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor or SSRI. (antidepressants) 10 Members 100% of the time

Topamax anticonvulsant drug used to treat epilepsy... 10 Members 100% of the time

Aspirin 9 Members 88% of the time

Tramadol opioid analgesic, 9 Members 67% of the time

Cytoxan Cyclophosphamide (chemo).. 9 Members 75% of the time

Lasix Furosemide diuretic for edema/ congestive heart failure 8 Members 100% of the time

Positive Thinking 8 Members 100% of the time

Support from Friends & Family 8 Members 100% of the time

Celebrex non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) 193 Members helps: 58% of the time

Cellcept immunosuppresant drug used to prevent rejection of ogran transplants... 171 Members helps: 83%

of the time

Methotrexate MTX, amethopterin, 137 Members helps: 73% of the time

Medrol Methylprednisolone is a synthetic glucocorticoid 52 Members helps: 82% of the time

Azathioprine chemotherapy drug 51 Members helps: 69% of the time

Azathioprine chemotherapy drug 50 Members helps: 68% of the time

Cyclophosphamide nitrogen mustard alkylating agent, 35 Members helps: 71% of the time

Prayer 30 Members helps: 93% of the time

Rituxan Rituximab, MabTheraÂ®, 21 Members helps: 94% of the time

Coumadin anticoagulant 17 Members helps: 100% of the time [i have to insert here that my Uncle

nearly died because of coumadin]

Cyclosporine immunosuppressant drug widely used in organ transplants 17 Members helps: helps: 94%

of the time

Ibuprofen non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). 16 Members helps: 88% [i have to

insert here that i was in love with Advil, but it nearly destroyed my kidneys because i was taking so

much of it for pain] of the time

Hydrocodone [vicodin] opioid 16 Members helps: 100% of the time

Ultram Tramadol opioid which is a centrally acting analgesic, 7 Members 100% of the time [note: cannot be taken with Paxil]

Laughter 7 Members 100% of the time

Morphine highly potent opiate analgesic drug 7 Members 100% of the time

Lipitor Atorvastatin A statin, used for lowering cholesterol...6 Members 100% of the time

Celexa Citalopram or nitalapram is an antidepressant drug 6 Members 100% of the time

Nexium Esomeprazole- proton pump inhibitor -reduces stomach acid... 6 Members 83% of the time

Fosamax Alendronate is a bisphosphonate drug used for osteoporosis 6 Members 100% of the time

Lisinopril (ACE) inhibitor(for high blood pressure) ... 6 Members 100% of the time

Feldene Piroxicam (is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory 6 Members 83% of the time

Zoloft antidepressant 5 Members 80% of the time

Prevacid Lansoprazole lowers stomach acid. 5 Members 100% of the time

Oxycodone powerful and potentially addictive opioid 5 Members 100% of the time

Clonazepam benzodiazepine derivative. It is a highly potentanti... 5 Members 100% of the time

Cyclobenzaprine skeletal muscle relaxant and a central nervous system (CNS) depr... 5 Members 100% of the time

Elavil Amitriptyline hydrochloride is a tricyclic antidepressant drug. 5 Members 75% of the time

Cortisone (Injection) Steroid hormone. 5 Members 100% of the time

Vitamin D 5 Members 100% of the time

Sleep 5 Members 100% of the time

Calcium 5 Members 100% of the time

Enbrel Etanercept . recombinant human soluble tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNFα) 5 Members 80%

of the time

Tylenol for relieving pain, reducing fever, 5 Members 80% of the time

Voltaren Diclofenac (marketed as Voltaren, Voltarol, Diclon, Dicloflex Difen, Difene, Cataflam... 5 Members 100%

of the time

Relafen Nabumetone is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug 5 Members 100% of the time

Prilosec Omeprazole is a proton pump inhibitor -reduces stomach acid 4 Members 75% of the time

Physical Exercise 4 Members 100% of the time

Synthroid Levothyroxine is a synthetic form of thyroxine (thyroid hormone). 4 Members 100% of the time

Dextropropoxyphene Dextropropoxyphene is an analgesic in the opioid category. 4 Members 100% of the time

Gabapentin 4 Members 100%of the time

Meditation 4 Members 100% of the time

Zanaflex Tizanidine (Zanaflex) is a centrally acting a2-adrenergic agonist. 4 Members 100% of the time

Faith 4 Members 100% of the time

Anti-Inflammatory Diet 4 Members 100% of the time

Chiropractic Adjustment 4 Members 100% of the time

Hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil) 4 Members 100% of the time

Cozaar Losartan is an angiotensin II receptor antagonist drug used mainly to treat high blood pressure 4 Members 100%

of the time

Toradol Toradol (ketorolac tromethamine) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) 4 Members 67%

of the time

Chemotherapy 3 Members 67% of the time

Psychotherapy 3 Members 100% of the time

Protonix Pantoprazole is a proton pump inhibitor drug used for reduction of stomach acid... 3 Members 100%

of the time

Zantac Ranitidine is a histamine H2-receptor antagonist that inhibits stomach acid productio... 3 Members 100%

of the time

Codeine opioid used for its analgesic, antitussive 3 Members 100% of the time

Acupuncture 3 Members 100% of the time

Indocin Indometacin or Indomethacin is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug 3 Members 100%

of the time

Yoga 3 Members 100% of the time

Aciphex Rabeprazole is a proton pump inhibitor(reduces stomach acid) 3 Members 100% of the time

Humira Adalimumab (Humiraï¿½) is the third TNF antagonist (after infliximab and etanercep... 3 Members 100%

of the time

Arava for R.A. 3 Members 100% of the time

Fish Oil 3 Members 100% of the time

Azulfidine Sulfasalazine is a sulfa drug 3 Members 50% of the time

Daypro Oxaprozin nonnarcotic, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug ... 3 Members 67% of the time

Clonidine for high blood pressure 3 Members 100% of the time

Robaxin Methocarbamol is a central muscle relaxant 3 Members 100% of the time

Heat 3 Members 100% of the time

Paxil Paroxetine or paroxetine hydrochloride - antidepressant 2 Members 100% of the time

Wellbutrin Bupropion (amfebutamone) (Zyban) is an antidepressant 2 Members 100% of the time

Effexor Venlafaxine hydrochloride antidepressants2 Members 100% of the time

Vioxx Rofecoxib is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) 2 Members 50% of the time

Atenolol beta blocker, 2 Members 100% of the time

Norvasc calcium channel blocker used as an anti-hypertensive 2 Members 100% of the time

Love 2 Members 100% of the time

Ativan Lorazepam -anti anxiety 2 Members 100% of the time

Zyrtec Cetirizine hydrochloride for allergies, hay fever... 2 Members 100% of the time

Potassium 2 Members 100% of the time

Trazodone psychoactive compound with sedative, anxiolytic, and antidepressant ... 2 Members 100% of the time

Doxycycline antibiotic 2 Members 100% of the time

Writing 2 Members 100% of the time

Massage 2 Members 100% of the time

Relaxation 100% of the time

Solumedrol adrenocortical steroid, methylprednisolone 2 Members 100% of the time

Lovenox Enoxaparin is a low molecular weight heparin manufactured 2 Members 100% of the time

Valerian Valeriana officinalis, Valerianaceae) is a hardy perennial flowering plant, 2 Members 100% of the time

Gluten Free Diet 2 Members 100% of the time

Holistic Health 2 Members 100% of the time

Education 2 Members 100% of the time

Provigil Modafinil Vigil Modalert 2 Members 100% of the time

Art 2 Members 100% of the time

Bactrim DS antibiotic 2 Members 100% of the time

Flexeril Cyclobenzaprine skeletal muscle relaxant 2 Members 100% of the time

TENS A Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulator 2 Members 100% of the time

Lodine Etodolac 2 Members 50% of the time

Procardia XL Nifedipine (brand name Adalat, Nifedical, and Procardia) for high BP 2 Members 100%

of the time

Rozerem Ramelteon, 2 Members 100% of the time

Music 2 Members 50% of the time

Pets 2 Members 50% of the time

Pain Management Clinic 2 Members 100% of the time

Trental Trental (pentoxifylline) to treat intermittent claudication 2 Members 100% of the time

Keeping Busy 2 Members 50% of the time

Clinoril Clinoril (sulindac) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory 2 Members 100% of the time

Walking 2 Members 100% of the time

Salagen Salagen (pilocarpine) used to treat dry mouth (xerostomia). 2 Members 100% of the time

Prozac Fluoxetine Hydrochloride is an antidepressant 1 Member 100% of the time

Claritin Loratadine to treatallergies. Read Reviews 1 Member 100% of the time

Physical Therapy 1 Member

Melatonin 1 Member 100% of the time

Ambien Zolpidem insomnia 1 Member 100% of the time

Valium Diazepam (Stesolid, Seduxen, Bosaurin and Apozepam... 1 Member 100% of the time

Ramipril (Tritace or Altace) is (ACE) inhibitor (for high BP)... 1 Member

Carisoprodol skeletal muscle relaxant 1 Member 100% of the time

Hydrocortisone Synthetic cortisol, 1 Member 100% of the time

Running 1 Member 100% of the time

Metoprolol beta1 receptor blocker 1 Member 100% of the time

Carvedilol non-selective beta blocker 100% of the time

Crying 1 Member 100% of the time

Depakote (calproate semisodium or divalproex sodium) 1 Member

Baclofen Baclofen (Kemstro® and Lioresal®) 1 Member 100% of the time

Keppra Levetiracetam is an anticonvulsant medication 1 Member 100%

of the time

Allopurinol used to treat gout. 1 Member 100% of the time

IVIG Intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) is a blood product 1 Member 100% of the time

Lunesta Eszopiclone,(sleep aid) 1 Member 100% of the time

Sonata Zaleplon (Starnoc®) sleep aid 1 Member 100% of the time

Imitrex Sumatriptan (Imigran,Imigran Recovery ) is a triptan drug 1 Member 100% of the time

Chloroquine anti-malarial. 1 Member 100% of the time

Corticosteroids(see also prednisone) 1 Member 0% of the time

Humex 100% of the time

Aqua Therapy 1 Member 100% of the time

Eating Healthier Foods 1 Member 100% of the time

Lamictal (lamotrigine) anticonvulsant 1 Member 100% of the time

Orthopedic Brace 1 Member 100% of the time

Marijuana 1 Member 100% of the time