I understand we should avoid alfalfa sprouts, and probably garlic. I found Inositol causes lupus skin rashes that burn. When I discontinued this supplement, rashes stopped burning and subsided really quickly. Has anyone found other OTC supplements that cause skin lupus flares?
I want to share my latest thoughts on my skin lupus. I haven't had a flare with rashes for quite awhile (knock on wood), with sunscreen, hat and avoidance of UV indoors and outdoors. My naturopath prescribed a heavy metal cleanse (after my test showed I had quite high lead/mercury/aluminum). . .you know, heavy metals leach out of our bones into our muscles as our hormones decline. I started losing eyebrow hair in my mid-40's, which coincides with female hormone decline--so that may be due to heavy metals. This cleanse involves suppositories (with EDTA) every other night, and chlorella pills daily. I had to cut the chlorella down to 1/4 of prescribed dose because it made me too nauseous with vomiting (so I take 1/2 capsule). So I think my skin rash symptoms and frontal fibrosing alopecia have been due to heavy metals (which I understand feed toxins in the gut, causing auto-immunity).
@A MyLupusTeam Member, do you have other things going on like too much stress or hormone decline?
I’m having a flare right now and I’m trying to figure out if it’s because I started taking a Chlorophyll supplement a few weeks ago. Last week I became extra sensitive to the sun. Before this I could tolerate it with sunblock and a hat because my Lupus is pretty mild. However, there has been a shift and I wonder if it’s the supplement? I know Spirulina and echinacea can cause flares but I see some people on here use chlorophyll and it seems to help them. Anyone else have a negative reaction from it? Thanks!