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What is the correct way to discontinue use of plaquenil?

Posted 12 Nov 2009 by awl 5 answers

I started 200mg/day of plaquenil on May 2th. Was told by the doctor that the med, should help me control the systemic arthrirts(Sjogren syndrome /lupus) after 4-6 months of using the med. So far I have no more energy than when I first started and has developed neuropathy which I have just found out ...

What causes a persons knees to turn purple all of a sudden?

Posted 1 May 2013 by ashrobb89 5 answers

My mom has lupus and she has low iron. Today she has been feeling weak, tired, and fatigued. We were sitting at the table talking and all of a sudden both her knees turned dark purple. It stayed for a couple minutes and slowly faded. We both are wondering what could cause this.

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus - Does anyone else take Plaquenil for Lupus?

Posted 9 Feb 2012 by kcd250 11 answers

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 negative and I lost an entire year with my family and friends because I was scared to death that being outside in the heat or cold would make me worse. My ...

Need a purpose to keep going?

Posted 22 Apr 2017 by TiredofLupus 5 answers

Am I the only one who questions their purpose here on earth? I'm 45, in constant pain from Lupus and degenerative disk disease, I have high blood pressure that despite so many doctors, can not get regulated, my job is beyond stressful, my young adult children still living at home are less than ...

Prednisone Use for 3 years for Lupus/Chorea treatment and now possible side effects or?

Posted 24 May 2017 by jmn97 0 answers

My name is Justin, I have been taking prednisone since November of 2014 for a nervous disease similar to chorea (the doctors name it closer to a form of Lupus.) I am 20 now and just took my last pill yesterday (5 mg once every other day since my last apt back in February.) I was tapered off of them ...

How many of you have had pancreatitis?

Posted 25 May 2017 by rlschroeger 0 answers

Does anyone have sweating with Cymbalta (duloxetine)?

Posted 23 Mar 2017 by erika8579 7 answers

I've been on Cymbalta for close to 2 years for musculoskeletal pain from RA and SLE. I have extreme bouts of uncontrollable sweating even after all this time. I thought it was going to be a temporary side effect that I would eventually get over. Now, here I am... 23 months later and still ...

Plaquinil and sunshine?

Posted 8 Apr 2017 by Wambam 1 answer

I supposedly have an auto immune thing going on and seeing that I've responded to plaquinil that it's most likely lupus.. Recently the pain in the afternoon is brutal. I'm exposed to some sun. Was wondering.,what's up with sun and plaquinil? Could sunshine cause bad pain?

If I take Xyzal will I finally be able to stop the use of Prednisone after 3 years of use?!?

Posted 27 Mar 2017 by secall49 1 answer

Have been on Prednisone for 3 years for chronic urticaria. As soon as I try to be weened off the hives come back in full force. Could this medicine actually help me?!

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus - I have been diagnosed with a very strong on my lab work.

Posted 28 Mar 2017 by benfiquista01 0 answers

I have been diagnosed with a very strong on my lab work with anti ss-a or RO and anti ss-b or LA. I was wondering if it could be changed at one point down the road with a negative? I have a very bad case of lupus for years and am on meds for that as well as other problems so I was just curious if ...

Humira - Lupus, crohn and sjögren?

Posted 3 Apr 2017 by Katy28 0 answers

I've lupus, crohn and sjögren that attack my GI track, joints, head, and spinal. Can humira treat the lupus, too? Can humira and belimumab used together? How many the dosage of humira, belimumab and remicade for lupus, crohn and sjögren? Thanks

Naltrexone - Anyone with information on LDN for autoimmune hemolytic anemia and pancreatitis ?

Posted 29 Mar 2017 by Suzanne-9 0 answers

am 63 years old and have had lyme symptoms since around puberty which had morphed into lupus a decade or more ago but have finally been DX'd. If anyone with info into this would respond,I would greatly appreciate the knowledge. Thank you in advance,

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