Skip to content
    Select An Article

    Newly Diagnosed With Lupus

    Font Size

    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 lupusmedications 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
    Next Article:

    Today on WebMD

    grocery shopping list
    And the memory problems that may come with it.
    Lupus rash on nails
    A detailed, visual guide.
    sunburst filtering through leaves
    You might be extra sensitive to UV light. Read on.
    fruit drinks
    For better focus in your life.
    Woman rubbing shoulder
    Bag of cosmetics
    young woman hiding face
    pregnant woman
    5 Lupus Risk Factors
    Young adult couple
    doctor advising patient
    sticky notes on face