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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 • 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 ...
Posted 6 days ago by • 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, ...
Posted 15 Jul 2018 by • 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?
Posted 2 Jul 2018 by • 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 ...
Posted 7 May 2018 by • 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.
Posted 5 May 2018 by • 0 answers
I have inflammation in my lungs due to the lupus and was put on Imuran.
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 22 Apr 2018 by • 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 ...
Posted 15 Apr 2018 by • 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 • 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 26 Dec 2017 by • 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 ...
Posted 2 Jan 2018 by • 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 • 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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