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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, MabThera®, 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 (Humira�) 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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