How does plaquenil help fight lupus

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  1. WAL Well-Known Member

    How does plaquenil help fight lupus


    The Rheumatologists I saw were of the opinion that since I was already on steroids I just needed monitoring not any other meds. I was recently referred to a Rheumatologist by the Dr. She now wants me to start on Plaquenil, I am quite concerned because my eyes seemed to be the only system that still work fairly well.

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    Plaquenil does help with some of the symptoms of Lupus, but it does take a few weeks to start helping. It's most important role is to inhibit progression of the disease -- I'm really surprised you haven't been on it ever since the Lupus was diagnosed. Plaquenil is effective for Lupus patients, as well as people with UCTD described to me by a rheumatologist as "Lupus-like" or "Lupus-lite" or "mild Lupus". So it's very possible to be on Plaquenil without having a formal Lupus diagnosis. To get a Lupus diganosis you need to have 4 or more of 11 Lupus criteria, within a 5 year period. For the first year I started with only 200 mg plaquenil and large doses of sodium salicylate this drug is no longer used and is like giant horse pill aspirin After that, I only took 200 Plaquenil for 14 years. I am now on several medications for lupus and other things. Plaquenil takes several months to become effective.

    I used Darvocet for years with no side effects and was able to get out & live a semi-normal life. I asked her if the Plaquenil would help with the pain but she indicated it probably wouldn't.

    How does plaquenil help fight lupus

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  7. These medications may also prevent lupus from spreading to certain organs, such as the kidney and central nervous system your brain and spinal cord and may help to reduce flares by as much as 50%. Plaquenil and other anti-malarials are the key to controlling lupus long term, and some lupus patients may be on Plaquenil for the rest of their lives.

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    Many people were using quinine or synthetic versions of it to prevent malaria. Doctors noticed that rheumatic symptoms improved when taking quinine, which led to the use of medications like Plaquenil to combat lupus, rheumatoid arthritis RA, and other autoimmune conditions. Continued. If there are times when you know you won’t get a full night’s sleep, you may need to plan to make it up the next day. “I can’t go out on a work night like other people my age. With extremly high probability Plaquenil has nothing NEGATIVE to do with your lower back pain and with protein in urine. On the contrary. I t is one of the most frequently used medications for lupus because studies show that it may prevent lupus flares and kidney damage. 2.

     
  8. Wadim User

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    Notalgia Paraesthetica in Adults Condition, Treatments. Images of Notalgia Paraesthetica. Close Video. Overview. Notalgia paresthetica is a condition where the skin of the upper back becomes itchy, and there is often a darker patch of skin on the itchy area. Notalgia paresthetica may be caused by a problem with the nerve cells that provide feeling to the skin of the upper back sensory neuropathy.

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  10. curixmann User

    What Is Bronchiectasis and How Does it Relate to COPD. Plus, bronchiectasis is a progressive disease just like COPD. Of course, it may also be due to the fact that COPD may cause bronchiectasis. I already gave an example of how Alpha-1 Antitrypsin deficiency may cause this. Here is another fact to consider. One study showed that about 40% of bronchiectasis patients also had a diagnosis of asthma.

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