When medications do not work, or when patients do not wish to be treated with drugs, alternatives exist. Patients may feel better simply by making lifestyle changes such as getting adequate rest, protecting themselves from the sun, exercising regularly, quitting tobacco use, and eating nutrient-rich diets. Complementary agents include fish oil supplements with omega-3 fatty acids and supplemental vitamin D. Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), which is a hormone, has also been shown to alleviate patients’ symptoms and reduce the dose of corticosteroids necessary for patients to feel relief.
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