For those of you that added this drug to your regimen, how many mg are you on, 50mg, 100mg and how has it helped you that Plaquenil alone didn’t do, my very close girlfriend is really struggling and I told her I would post this and hopefully get some answers for her. Plaquenil just isn’t helping with rashes, aches and pains, etc, thank you all so much, she is my sister from another mother, lol, we are close
I may have misunderstood your question. There was a time when I asked my doctor about whether the plaquenil made a difference. He took me off it since I had started on Imuran. During a bad flare in another state I was put back on it. Honestly after my first few years I don't think it really helped. It the first go-to med older doctors prescribe for lupus. I am off it because of damage to my eyes. Again, I do suggest your friend have a conversation with her doctor about adding something else like Imuran or CellCept.
My Rheumy Doc put me on prednisone along with plaquenil when I first was diagnosed and that helped me get my rashes under control. I was put on imuran to get my levels under control. She is most likely in a flare and probably very stressed. I was put on mobic to help with the pain that helps me tremendously...
They put me on mobic for pain and it didn't touch it. I have a very high tlerance to pain meds so it sucks cuz not a lot of stuff works. I took tylenol 3s for a while but didnt want to become dependant. lately, I am taking tramadol once a day mainly so I can sleep at night, with a flexeril to relax my muscles. That at least, is getting me through until I see the rheum on Wednessday. Today is the first day where I feel like I don't have to take something for pain. Still not 100% but think I may be on the upswing finally
I do 150 mg of imuran along with prednisone and plaquenil. My doctors added it because my tests weren't great. I don't have any issues with the imuran as far as side effects at the 150 mg level. When I get to 200 mg I get catch every cold, sniffle, and cough around me. I also have been on cell cept for a while when I was in a huge flare. It was fine too although it gave me horrible insomnia. I would stare at the ceiling all night.
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