Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is considered one of the most severe autoimmune disorders, accompanied by physical torment and often complicated by neuropsychiatric abnormalities. There is no effective treatment for SLE; therefore, patients suffering from this disease will need some tips on making life easier with a similar diagnosis.
The specialists of the Canadian Pharmacy Online agreed to share their recommendations on this issue, more information about the activities and assortment of which can be found on the official website https://mycphealth.com/.
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Tip #1: The Sun is No Longer Your Friend
Like any other source of ultraviolet radiation, sunlight provokes an exacerbation of the symptoms of SLE: a pronounced skin rash, joint pain increases, fever occurs, or inflammation of internal organs develops.
Patients with SLE need to get used to leading a reclusive lifestyle because this simple rule often helps them achieve long-term stable remission.
Tip #2: Save Money on Generics
Control of lupus erythematosus requires regular intake of many medications: anti-rheumatic, immunosuppressive, painkillers, etc. This leads to high financial costs, which sometimes worry patients even more than the SLE itself.
Switching to generics — complete analogues of brand-name drugs made according to an identical recipe – will help reduce the cost of drug treatment. For example, patients who choose hydroxychloroquine from a Canadian pharmacy spend only $ 1-2 daily on this medicine (based on taking 400 mg daily).
Tip #3: Physical Exercise
Dosed physical activity with SLE helps improve the quality of life even more than drug therapy. There is only one condition — you need to do gymnastics regularly; otherwise, the desired effect will not be achieved.
Exceptions are not allowed even with an exacerbation of the disease — you should reduce the load these days.
Tip #4: Be Careful with Online Communities
Avoid those online communities where patients with SLE should share their experiences treating this difficult disease. You risk lowering your morale and feeling hopeless, which is the final thing you want when battling any disease.
Reading such communities is the best way to completely lose your spirit and stop fighting to prolong your own life and improve its quality; therefore, you need to get out of such places immediately. And we don’t recommend going there again.
Tip #5: Don’t Look for a Panacea
Finally, the last piece of advice to patients with SLE: there is no point in looking for a “unique experimental medicine” that can give you a complete recovery. There is no such medicine, and its search only distracts patients from a proven therapy regimen that will not give recovery but will provide a guaranteed ten, and sometimes, even more, years of life.
So is it worth taking these years away from yourself, chasing a hope that is not destined to come true?