Lupus remission is the term used when the disease is inactive and under control. There’s no cure for lupus but patients will find that the symptoms of the disease come and go; there’ll be periods when the disease is active and they’ll suffer from flares and periods of remission when the disease is under control and they won’t experience any symptoms (even when they are advised to stop taking lupus medications).
According to the Lupus Foundation of America, doctors will be able to slowly lower the dose of some medications such as steroids and immunosuppressants when a person is in remission. They’ll often advise against the continued use of pain relief medications during this time.
Continuing medications as per your doctor’s advice, living a healthy lifestyle by eating well and exercising, and avoiding sun exposure and stressful situations will all help to keep a lupus patient in remission.
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