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Posted 12 Nov 2009 by • 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 ...
Posted 1 May 2013 by • 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.
Posted 9 Feb 2012 by • 12 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 ...
Posted 4 Oct 2011 by • 10 answers
and eventually will you get lupus from fibro. I am on lyrica, requip,
Posted 18 Oct 2011 by • 12 answers
I am finally getting ready to start Benlysta for my Lupus! Its been a 10 year uphill battle with steroids, plaquenil, methotrexate, etc... (all failing). Well, except for the wonderful world of steroids which has caused me 50 lbs in weight gain... so, finally one more month! Anything great or ...
Posted 13 May 2013 by • 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 ...
Posted 23 Mar 2017 by • 8 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 ...
Posted 3 Sep 2012 by • 5 answers
have been using prednisone 60mg for last 2 weeks due to mosaic auto immune desease. little bit of lupus, little bit of rheumathoid arthritis, Sjogrens desease etc... the plan is to go down to 20mg prednisone as maintenance dosage
Posted 22 Jul 2013 by • 9 answers
... 60mg twice a day for the fibro and since my primary upped it from 60mg once a day to 60mg twice a day I have gained 35 pounds. I have found that when I try to wean myself off it I get zaps like electrical current through my body. Sometimes I get 20 or 30 an hour. My speech is affected because I ...
Posted 22 Feb 2012 • 14 answers
Ok all you brains out there! I have a new condition, & I want someanswers my doctor did not give me. You all know I have Lupus, failed back surgeries, Fibromyalgia, mitral valve leak, A-fib,osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, & the new one is tadah:high blood pressure! Has always been very low, ...
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 • 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 ...
Posted 15 Dec 2009 by • 10 answers
Posted 16 Jan 2016 by • 4 answers
Started me on the Prednisone as a precaution pretty high dose. I have been on it before for two years but not with Lexapro. Please help!!!
Posted 3 Aug 2012 by • 9 answers
... disease to say the least. I got diagnosed at 17 yrs old so I have been through a lot. I'm in a flare up right now and have to postpone my wedding;-( my fiancé is very supportive <3 but due to the side effects of the meds and the unpredictability of this disease I've decided ...
Posted 23 Apr 2017 by • 1 answer
I take tramadol for my lupus discomfort but, it doesn't help my rectal wart, while oxycodone does. Is taking both safe?
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