I am glad you are able to control your lupus with diet. But, immune boosting vitamins are normally a big no no with lupus. We need to stay away from anything that boosts the immune system. When they treat lupus, they try to supress the immune system so taking immune boosters is counter productive.
I went for years refusing to take steroids but when my lupus attacked my kidneys, I had no choice but to take them. The side effects of steroids are terrible. I have already had cataract surgery and am osteopenic (pre osteoporisis) but I don't know that I have ever heard of anyone dying from taking steroids.
But if whatever you are doing works for you, more power to yaou! Just as a rule immune boosters are not the way to go for lupus patients
I have been having pain in my muscles and tendons, which makes me think it is the fibvromyalgia flaring up more than the lupus at this time.
After doing some research for several months, I decided to start taking vitamin D. I started with 1000 i.u. in the morning and another 1000 i.u at bedtime. Wow!!! what a huge difference it has made! There was an improvement in my pain levels almost immediately!!!
I was reading that they are now considering vitamin D to be a type of hormone. If this is the case, would taking it affect the other hormones produced by the endocrine system such as estrogen, progesterone, TSH or cortisol?