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Newly Diagnosed With Lupus

10 Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Lupus

  1. Could any medications I'm taking be triggering or aggravating my lupus symptoms?
  2. Could another condition be causing my lupus symptoms?
  3. Has the disease already damaged my kidneys or other organs?
  4. Should I have a bone density test?
  5. Should I be taking calcium or other supplements?
  6. What are the possible side effects of my lupus drugs?
  7. How long will I need to take these lupus drugs?
  8. Is it safe for me to become pregnant if I have lupus? Are my lupus medications safe to take while I’m pregnant?
  9. How often should I have checkups?
  10. What lifestyle changes do you recommend?

 

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Reviewed by Andrew Seibert, MD on July 24, 2012
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