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What is the correct way to discontinue use of plaquenil?

Posted 12 Nov 2009 by awl 5 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 4 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 ...

Orencia - Any suggestions for prevention of infection after treatment?

Posted 2 days 15 hours ago by Lynniek 0 answers

I am a teacher and I need to work for financial reasons. I have lupus, sjrogren's, fibromyalgia and unmanaged ra. My doctor put me on actemra (in addition to the plaquenil and sulfasalazine I was taking already, as well as periodic prednisone injections, and I had been on methotrexate until it ...

What is the best medicine for lupus symptoms given that I recently had cataract surgery?

Posted 2 days 19 hours ago by katherinehuber 0 answers

I am 58 years old. I have high DNA and ANA results. My rheumatologist hasn't diagnosed lupus yet. I had one cortisone shot 4 months ago in my right wrist and have been taking prednisone for the last 14 days. Both worked great. Currently only sporadic and mild joint pain. My rheumatologist ...

Is it normal to feel like your skin is bussing apart on prednisone?

Posted 29 Nov 2016 by Dreadwing 1 answer

I started using prednisone for a month now and the weight gain was a nightmare i went from 185 muscle to 242 water weight and fat. I take prednisone for lupus thats affect my kidneys also pimples and stretch marks riddle my body is this something that'll go away I'm 18 years old and ...

How long does it take for Plaquenil to leave your system??

Posted 5 Nov 2016 by Joyceagnes 1 answer

I have been treated for Lupus for 20 + years and I just found out I do not have Lupus, I have MS.. I have to stop taking the Plaquenil that I have been taking 200 mg twice a day for 20 years... How long will it take to get out of my system?? I cannot tell you what this has done to me... 20 years is ...

I had breast cancer 20+ years what harm is there in taking cortisone shots for pain?

Posted 7 Nov 2016 by Eh Wilson 2 answers

Had modified radical and 17 nodes and rt breast removed. Reason for shots Lupus (SLE) and arthritis and Sciatica.

What is hydroxychloroquine sulfate generic for?

Posted 11 Nov 2016 by Barbeluv 0 answers

Lupus Erythematosus - I have fibromyalgia since 2014 and I am 27 now it's been 2 years since my?

Posted 20 Oct 2016 by Amckelvey 1 answer

... diagnosis and at least two years I have been diagnosed with the following on women disorders autoimmune of the bladder autoimmune of the long I have no gallbladder now I have no female organs now I have a periodontal disease I suffer with the lupus type symptoms a lot I thought and still think ...

Complera - I have recently started dating someone who is taking theses pill. He has told me that?

Posted 18 Oct 2016 by LondonChap 0 answers

... they are being used to treat Lupus not HIV although I can't find any information that can back this up. Does anyone know if this is true?

Can a psychiatrist prescribe Tramadol for depression?

Posted 28 Aug 2016 by Duckie12 1 answer

I have depression and pain from lupus. Can a psychiatrist prescribe Tramadol ER for depression and pain? It works for me. I am happy, energetic and pain free. My life before was joint pain every day and especially in the morning, depression, no energy, no desire to do things I used to enjoy.

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