Lupus experts predict next years of progress
After more than a half-century of drought, many new treatments are in development for lupus. However, approval of a new treatment does not ensure that all people with lupus will be able to try it.
In addition to medications and other medical care from doctors, a large and growing number of people turn to other healing practices to try to improve their health.
If your luggage is exposed to extreme temperatures or humidity, your medications could lose potency and effectiveness.
No matter what your health condition, it makes sense that your doctors talk to each other. It’s called “coordinated care”—the idea that all the health care providers involved in your care should share information promptly about your condition, treatments, and medical needs.
Don’t make your lupus worse by ignoring your doctor’s instructions—take your medications as prescribed. And if there is some reason you aren’t taking them, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. Help them to help you!
The approval of Benlysta—the first lupus drug in more than 50 years—ushers in a new era of treatment.
As people with lupus know all too well, mysterious symptoms that appear and disappear are hallmarks of the disease. But when you’re seeing a doctor who isn’t familiar with lupus, all of these issues can sound like a long list of complaints that just don’t make sense.