Skip to content
Includes Expert Content
April Poll: What Do You Wish They'd Invent?
avatar
Andie_WebMD_Staff posted:
What discovery for treating or diagnosing lupus do you wish they would come out with in 2011?


Take the Poll

What discovery for treating lupus do you wish they would come out with in 2011?
  • Anything to relieve this constant pain!
  • Something to clear my Lupie fog so I can think again!
  • One test to quickly & accurately diagnose without runaround.
  • Other...Share your biggest Lupus invention wish!
vote
View Poll Results
Reply
 
avatar
lisaisweavebee responded:
Of course, obviously, I wish they would invent a cure! That said, I would like them to finally come up with one stinkin' test that is reliable to dx lupus. The runaround between doctors - one rheumy saying you have it and another rheumy saying you don't - not knowing how to plan your life, what you can and can't do, what drugs to take, how often to have tests....all could be eliminated with one uniform test.

I know...I'm dreaming big!

Lisa
 
avatar
David Zelman, MD responded:
Something as effective as steroids without all the side effects. BTW that is not the new drug Benlysta despite all the recent fuss
David Zelman MD
 
avatar
Lupylisa44 responded:
It seems like doctors have become so (over) specialized these days! Why, if there are so many auto-immune diseases, isn't there an auto-immunology specialist?

Lupylisa
With love, with patience and with faith, we'll make our way.
 
avatar
anowlin responded:
If I had my wish, it is the side effects of lupus that for which treatment/cure could be found. I have pulmonary hypertension as a result of lupus-so breathing is gasping for air at times.

Someone else may have lupus nephritis and need to be on dialysis and is awaiting a kidney transplant, Then after the transplant, that person will need to be on anti-rejection medication his/her whole life.

Or there's the person w/ tons of side effects to steroids used to treat lupus. Or there is the person with blood disorders as a result of lupus. All of those are chronic illnesses for which treatment is little understood by most docs.


Featuring Experts

Dr. R. Swamy Venuturupalli is a board-certified rheumatologist practicing in Los Angeles. He is Clinical Chief of the Division of Rheumatology at Ce...More

Coping
With Lupus

WebMD's Day2Night will help you develop personal coping strategies for living with lupus – at home,
at work, or with family
and friends.
Visit Lupus Day2Night

Helpful Tips

Vitamin DExpert
Lupus patients are rightfully told to avoid the sun since it can flare the disease. But guess what... by doing so you are setting yourself ... More
Was this Helpful?
93 of 123 found this helpful

Related News

There was an error with this newsfeed

Related Drug Reviews

  • Drug Name User Reviews

Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.