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Boost Immune System
A MyLupusTeam Member asked a question 💭

I have been getting sick constantly lately and it is taking longer to get better. It probably has to do with the Benlysta weakening my immune system but I need to do something to boost it. Everyone tells me their opinions but I would like to know what you guys do to boost your immune systems and what/if vitamins you take.

A MyLupusTeam Member

My Dr prescribed folic acid. He also has me take over the counter L-Lysine & a multivitamin. I also take vitamin D3.

Take care!

"What Kind Of Supplements Do You Use To Help Boost Your Immune System?
A MyLupusTeam Member asked a question 💭
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You can order from the company on line

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Anyone else anemic?

I've always had anemia. But I don't have it really bad but I do find myself constantly eating and chewing ice !! And I really do not wanna take another pill! A) I already take more than enough and B) iron pills cause me constipation . So my moms been making food that are high in iron like beans, lentil soup and cow liver. But what else can I do? And is this caused by the lupus as well ?

A MyLupusTeam Member

I honestly think I was born with it too. I came early due to my mom's placenta previa. At 30 weeks I was 1lb 14ozs 13 inches long. I was always sick with ear and sinus infections as a child. I had… read more

Supplements And Bath Soaks
A MyLupusTeam Member asked a question 💭

What supplements does everyone take?
Magnesium, B12, DIM, Fucoxanthin supplements?
Epsom salt, baking soda bath soaks?daily?

A MyLupusTeam Member

I take vitamin D, magnesium and B12 due to confirmed deficiencies.

I take fish oil, coenzyme Q10, and sometimes Turmeric.

I'm not much for Epson salt baths personally, although I know they work.

My… read more

Hey Friends !! I’m Having A Flare Up, Pretty Bad, Was Wondering If Any Body Else Had Muscle Spasms During Flare. I Mean Extreme Cramps
A MyLupusTeam Member asked a question 💭
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And that caused cramps for you

Low In Iron
A MyLupusTeam Member asked a question 💭

Hello all to everyone. I find out I am low in iron my number is 35 and the minimum 50 and up. Iron pills have side effect ? I bought a gummy one easy for me to digest and easy for the stomach. How can you raise it up your iron? Thank you all

A MyLupusTeam Member

This is the Facebook group that helped me with my low ferritin.
I learned to take iron supplement with a high Vit C food (or supplement), separate… read more

Collagen Supplement
A MyLupusTeam Member asked a question 💭

Is it safe to take collagen supplements for SLE?

A MyLupusTeam Member

I got “Vital proteins” brand from Amazon
collagen peptides. It really works best if
you blend it, I tried with coffee and it was lumpy
There are other much more expensive brands.
I would also love… read more

Anyone Taking Collagen Supplements?
A MyLupusTeam Member asked a question 💭

Just curious if anyone has used any collagen powders or supplements and if you noticed any benefits? Any reason not to that you know of?

A MyLupusTeam Member

I’ve taken it for two years, it has helped with my hair loss. I put it in my coffee.

Has Anyone Tried Taking Weight Loss Supplements While Having Lupus? I Forgot To Ask My Rheumatologist If I Could Take Supplements.
A MyLupusTeam Member asked a question 💭

I want to try supplements to lose some pounds I’ve gained since I’ve been diagnosed. I don’t want to get too heavy, I know my rheumatologist told me to eat healthy but I feel like that’s not enough for me.

A MyLupusTeam Member

I'd avoid any diet pills, for sure, Neek. Good luck.

Hey Guys,I’m Newly Diagnosed With SLE And Discoid Lupus. I Was Wondering What Vitamins Helps With Lessening Disease Activity. Thank You !
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A MyLupusTeam Member

Vitamin D3 2000 IU daily helps reduce autoimmune activity. Good luck!