It seems the US is one year away from getting approval for a new drug for Lupus called Benlysta. [If you like you can read about it here.]
They have been in clinical trials for a few years [hey! no one told me] and if approved [please] it will be the first drug approved for the treatment of Lupus in over 50 years.
Oh Happy Day! The company is putting in for approval now but it will be the end of next year before they know if they have received it.
It would be really nice to know there is finally a choice that doesn't have the side effects of the steroids, other drugs or the ineffectiveness of OTC painkillers.
All my Lupus pals hang in there! It seems they may have a major breakthrough for the pain and the flares.
I feel better already! :)