Can Lupus Go Into Remission? – Now thrilled to say “Yes!”

systemic lupus can go into remission on medication

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) can go into a lupus remission on medications or treatment

Lupus patient:

“My doctor told me last week that she has seen lupus go away in some patients. She said she thinks I am one of them. Is this true? Can lupus “go away”?

Dr. T:

“True SLE does not go away. However, it is possible to go into “remission on therapy” Also… another scenario… it is not uncommon for a systemic autoimmune disease to appear like it is one type, but evolve over time showing that all along it was something else (like in chapter 1 of my book).”

Lupus can go into remission, and you can help! If you follow everything in my “Lupus Secrets” you will have a much better chance of going into remission. If you are doing everything and still flaring or are not in remission, ask your rheumatologist to adjust your medicines until either remission or low disease activity is reached.
How to use the Lupus Secrets? Sit down… take a yellow highlighter… highlight EVERYTHING you are not doing and learn to do every single thing on the list as a part of your regular lifestyle. This needs to become your “new normal.”
For example:
– Take all your medicines religiously without missing doses. Especially hydroxychloroquine. It increases remission rates a lot and is the only drug proven to prolong life spans in lupus patients.
– Take a vitamin D supplement to keep your level at 40 or higher, and NEVER miss doses nor run out.
– Use sunscreen religiously every day even if you don’t go outside (unless you have LED bulbs). Consider sunscreen as one of your lupus medicines. Put it on your medicine list!
Good luck! I wish you all the best in life and health!
Thanks to Kelli Roseta of “More than Lupus” for sponsoring “Ask Dr. T


Don Thomas, MD author of “The Lupus Encyclopedia” and “The Lupus Secrets

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