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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 6 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 ...

What is lupus and how is it diagnosed?

Posted 7 May 2018 by Trisha1234th 0 answers

I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia about 5 years ago. I am on 60 mgs of Cymbalta once a day. I am now in as much pain as I was back then and it is terrible. That's the reason for my question. I am also 70yrs old.

Can I ask what your lung problem was and was it resolved with Imuran?

Posted 5 May 2018 by Deniamato 0 answers

I have inflammation in my lungs due to the lupus and was put on Imuran.

Tachyarrhythmia - Newbie alert. I have tachycardia from years of steroid therapy for Lupus. My?

Posted 22 Apr 2018 by Lupuslupie 0 answers

... resting heartbeat is usually around 125. My rheumatologist decreased Prednisone to 5mg and said my heart would give out in a few years if the dosage was not lowered to 5mg. I started taking metoprolol about a week ago. No problematic side effects so far and it has helped a little already. I ...

My doctor gave me some some Kenalog to take in case of a lupus flareup but it expired almost two?

Posted 15 Apr 2018 by oregon farm mom 0 answers

... years ago. Is it safe to take it and will it still be effective? I have had the shots before and found them to be helpful

What do I do now that the FDA has taken Limbrel 500 off the market?

Posted 26 Dec 2017 by Bzmommy 1 answer

I am willing to testify on Limbrel’s behalf to the FDA how much it helps me. I have SLE Lupus, Sjogrens, RA and osteoarthritis. I suffer from pain from inflammation due to all the auto immune illnesses. I guess I will be bedridden when I run out of my Limbrel 500 thanks to the FDA! I ...

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 ...

I'm looking for a new pain Drs. As my primary moved out of state?

Posted 2 Jan 2018 by J ay 1 answer

I'm am looking for one that isn't afraid to prescribe something because the predisone shots didn't work. As well as I'm afraid of needles and my surgeon said, no won't do my surgery of it's in there

Has anyone on Effexor had joint pain? I have been back on Effexor for about 2 years and I am waking?

Posted 14 Jan 2018 by Pattybunn68 0 answers

... up everyday with stiffness in my hand and now has went to my elbows. Dr tested for RA and lupus but numbers came back all in range. So,I am thinking this stiffness could be from the Effexor

Camila - Was your period really light?

Posted 27 Dec 2017 by Laurenweaver34 0 answers

Okay so i started this birth control about three weeks ago i had to switch because i have lupus but i started my period this month and it’s lighter than when i was on the estrogen pill. I’m wondering if this may be because i swapped from estrogen to prestrogen (however you spell it) or ...

Triamcinolone grow your hair?

Posted 10 Dec 2017 by Shirley Langhorne 0 answers

Thinning hair and bald spots

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