Newly Diagnosed With Lupus

10 Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Lupus

  1. What are some signs and symptoms of lupus or a lupus flare that I might expect and how do I prevent a flare-up?
  2. What are my treatment options?
  3. What are the possible side effects of my lupus medications and could they trigger or aggravate my lupus symptoms?
  4. Could another condition be causing my lupus symptoms?
  5. Has the disease already damaged my kidneys or other organs?
  6. Should I have a bone density test?
  7. Should I be taking calcium or other supplements?
  8. How long will I need to take these lupus drugs?
  9. Is it safe for me to become pregnant if I have lupus? Are my lupus medications safe to take while I’m pregnant?
  10. How often should I have checkups?
  11. What lifestyle changes do you recommend?
  12. What is my prognosis and what does the future look like?

WebMD 10 Questions Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson, MD on August 30, 2014
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