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What is the correct way to discontinue use of plaquenil?

Posted 12 Nov 2009 by awl 8 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 ...

Long term side effects from using Plaquenil?

Posted 6 days ago by bestpup 1 answer

have been taking Plaquenil for over 20 yrs. When I originally started taking hydroxychloroquine I only took one 200mg tablet daily. However, when my Lupus progressed (5yrs ago) I was told to take two 200mg tablets daily. My rheumatologist made it clear to me how important an annual eye exam is, ...

Omeprazole, does it have gluten in it?

Posted 15 Jul 2018 by MzDetermined27 0 answers

I have SLE lupus erythematosus, I'm on omeprazole20 mg to protect me from getting H pylori again, but have now out if the blue become gluten sensitive. My belly is still extended and swollen so I was wondering if omeprazole has gluten in it?

Is it a good idea to have all teeth extracted one office visit? Have a swollen jaw?

Posted 2 Jul 2018 by Ms X 0 answers

Taking Amox 500mg and woke up to a swollen jaw. Dentist extracting all remaiming teeth, none are loose, but all are bad. Lupus and diabetic patient. Surgery scheduled within 24 hours. Been to ER last 24 hours and have no heart infection. Anyone, please tell me what antibiotics are best and should I ...

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.

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 ...

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

If I have to take 10 mg of prednisone for the rest of my Life, what can I do to help my body with i?

Posted 17 Oct 2015 by Beanbuzz 3 answers

I get severe flares. I've had them for years but over the past year I had two flares per month. Finally, the Dr.s told me, it is safer for me to stay on a low constant dose, than going up and down. I tried 5 mg. And within a week got a flare. The flares feel like I got run over by a bus!! The ...

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 ...

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

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