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An_251827 posted:
I have a close family member that was diagnosed with lupus 5 or so years ago. They went through years of anti inflammatory and immuno suppressant treatment. All for a condition the rheumatologist described as "lupus light" - as in its a mild case. 2 years ago some good test results came in and the same doctor reccommeded coming off of everything, so she did.

The fatigue and joint pain symptoms are fine since coming off of the meds, but other problems started. Within 2 years we had a bartholon cyst, an anal fissure that refused to heal for over a year despite surgery, a mysterious shoulder injury that occured without any trauma that has lasted 6 months despite cortisone, and now day long bouts of itchy skin and rectum.

There were no problems when on the meds and nothing but problems off of them. Yet all medical professionals don't seem to think there is a correlation.

Any thoughts on all of this? I feel like I'm losing my mind and I'm not even the one going through it.
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