13 Sep 2011
Lupus is a chronic inflammatory disease that occurs when your body's immune system attacks your own tissues and organs. Inflammation caused by lupus can affect many different body systems, including your joints, skin, kidneys, blood cells, heart and lungs.
Treatment for lupus depends on your signs and symptoms.
Plasmoquin (Chloroquine) is an antimalarial drug. Although there's no known relationship between lupus and malaria, these medications have proved useful in treating signs and symptoms of lupus. Antimalarials may also prevent flares of the disease.
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I have SLE, RA, Raynaud's, and Epilepsy and I am still not able to get my lupus under control, I am willing to try new methods of therapy but it ...
1 answer • 18 Mar 2011
... life. I have been seen by doctors at UNC and Duke. Since I have been in Atlanta which is three years post initiation of plaquinil and NSAIDs. ...
3 answers • 26 Apr 2011
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus - When I was diagnosed with sle I studied to understand more about the?
... disease. When I saw basically it is an inflammatory,histamine producing disease i came up with a simple med dose that does help me. I take ...
5 answers • 26 Apr 2011
I have never been told exactly what Plaquenil does for SLE. I just know my Rheumatologist put me on it. I stopped going to him because he was so ...
9 answers • 9 Feb 2012
... Any advice? It's all a bit overwhelming. We live in New Zealand.She is under the care of a rheumatologist & takes ...
2 answers • 12 May 2012