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What is the correct way to discontinue use of plaquenil?

Posted 12 Nov 2009 by awl 6 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 ...

Controloc (pantoprazole) tablet colour changed?

Posted 19 Sep 2017 by girlwithlupus 1 answer

I just filled my medicines in my special box but when i open this one tablet of my Controloc. the color is different than the other tablets. The actual color of a Controloc is yellow but this one tablet is grey and doesn't look yellow at all. I was wondering if its still safe to eat? I started ...

L-Theanine - I have read where theanine reduces inflammation and boost the immune system. Having?

Posted 25 Aug 2017 by Tamredhawk 0 answers

... lupus, I'm curious if it works. Any thoughts?

Xifaxan - This medicine seems to be really strong for me. It makes me nauseous, lightheaded, and the

Posted 23 Aug 2017 by Joyce17 0 answers

... first night I felt like I was seeing things that weren't really there. Shouldn't the dosage be adjusted by weight? I'm a 41 year old female with Lupus, but I only weigh 117lbs, due to the recent stomach bacteria.

I fell on April 11 this year. I got a black eye. Why wont it go away? It's been 3 months?

Posted 28 Jul 2017 by Touched 0 answers

I take 10mgs a day for lupus coagulation disorder in a hypercoaguable state. Was on Xoumadin since 2008. Started Xarelto in March 2017.

Whenever I take any kind of antibiotics I get a severe pounding throbbing headache... My doctor?

Posted 7 Jul 2017 by T COLLINS 77 1 answer

... told me it's my immune system causing this... Could I have an autoimmune disease/disorder... What does this mean... What do I do?! I have been tested many times to see if I have an autoimmune disease... ALL NEGATIVE.. the(my) last & most recent blood work showed my glucose level ...

What is Fibromyalgia ANA positive? Does anyone else have this?

Posted 13 May 2013 by Beckah06 5 answers

Hello Everyone, I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia in '05. A few months ago, after some routine bloodwork, my results came back ANA positive. This caused even more testing for Lupus (which I have been tested twice before). Those results came back negative as with the Arthritis panel and every ...

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 ...

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 ...

How many of you have had pancreatitis?

Posted 25 May 2017 by rlschroeger 1 answer

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 ...

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?!

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