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TexasSquarehead

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I'm new here and shocked to see -0- men's topics....I'll start.  How's everybody's T levels holding up to their meds?  Mine sucked, 45 yoa and my Uro said it was likely due to constant NSAID use (Diclof) and occasional Corto use...  I knew all along something was wrong with my energy level because it dropped off after my Dx when I was using corto and diclof at higher levels.  After fighting with doctors for the right tests they allowed me to go on injectable T.  Best improvement in my general fatigue level, reduction in brain fog and increase in energy I've had. I won't be posting any photos in this thread....
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Hey ya'll.  I'm in El Paso which most folks say should be part of New Mexico.  For some reason most people are not familiar with El Paso, even though it's one of the largest cities in Texas.  Texas is huge.  I can drive to Tucson AZ in four hours, but it took 16 hours to drive to Orange, Texas.  [confused] Anyway, sending a warm Texas howdy.
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15 Questions - Men & Lupus (2 below & 13 more here)

Does lupus tend to worsen as you age?  I am a 40 year old male that has been diagnosed with SLE 1 1/2 years ago.  Will I have more issues than I do now once I start to age?  I don’t smoke or drink and live a very healthy life style.   Killeen, TX

Ironically, lupus does not worsen with age.  In women, it is said that SLE gets better with age because of menopause.  Men are another story.  There are data to suggest that men worsen with age as testosterone levels decline.  I have only found one study to support this idea and thus find it hard to believe.  My overall observation is that men improve with age although older men have new disease.  Stay active and continue aerobic conditioning.  Eat well and stay sexually active. ~ Robert Lahita, MD
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Does a diagnosis of SLE usually mean there are other autoimmune disorders that the patient and his/her doctor need to be looking for as well?  St. Paul, MN

Yes. Your doctor should look for other conditions as well as lupus.  These conditions include fibromyalgia, thyroid dysfunction, and erectile dysfunction, to name a few.  Many conditions coexist with lupus that has nothing to do with the disease.  Conditions like depression and ED are quite common in men with many conditions, not just lupus. ~ Robert Lahita, MD



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Hello I am wondering how lupus effects men. But there is never anyone on here?
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Hello I am wondering how lupus effects men. But there is never anyone on here?


hello.

the effects on men are pretty much the same as they are for women

we just don't care to talk about it much [smile]

we'd rather talk about treatments that can get us out of the mess we're in, than discuss the mess.

UVA1 phototherapy comes to mind [biggrin]

check it out [comp]

there's a thread on the subject in the treatment forum

if you have any questions, please ask them there

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