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Hello All - I've been reading a lot of posts about Henoch Schonlein Purpora, so I wanted to share my story to help. I'm 32 and have battled this disease since I was 14. The single biggest factor in my battling this is fish oil. I take about 5 grams of fish oil per day, with the goal of getting 1.5 grams of EPA and 1 gram of DHA. Depending on the fish oil brand, that can be as little as 3-4 pills or as many as 12 per day. I recommend taking these during a meal, as it can upset your stomach. I also take an ACE inhibitor (benazepril) to help with my blood pressure. I have dealt with the rash, stomach pain, and joint pain. When I take the fish oil, these symptoms go away. There are studies on the benefits of fish oil to combat this disease, so do your own research. I was fortunate enough to have gotten great medical help from a doctor at University of California San Francisco, who recommended the fish oil. I suggest you at least try it, it was a life saver for me.
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