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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 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 ...

Fibromyalgia - Do you have type of seizure(jerking of your body) when going to sleep?

Posted 4 Oct 2011 by kathyelrod54 10 answers

and eventually will you get lupus from fibro. I am on lyrica, requip,

Can anyone give me more details on their own personal experience with Benlysta?

Posted 18 Oct 2011 by woman9469 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 ...

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 ...

Does anyone have sweating with Cymbalta (duloxetine)?

Posted 23 Mar 2017 by erika8579 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 ...

Anybody experiencing hallucinations on prednisone high dosage?

Posted 3 Sep 2012 by RandR 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

I have lupus, chronic fatigue syndrome, and fibromyalgia. My fibro is the worst. I take Cymbalta?

Posted 22 Jul 2013 by StarCross 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 ...

Vasculitis of the brain - will it increase my chance of stroke ?

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 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 ...

Has anyone been on Lexapro and Prednisone at the same time? I had a high ANA titer and they?

Posted 16 Jan 2016 by blaaccypher 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!!!

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus - I am a 31 year old female living w lupus... This is a horrible?

Posted 3 Aug 2012 by Lovelifeanyway 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 ...

Is it OK to take tramadol and oxycodone together?

Posted 23 Apr 2017 by eributterfly 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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