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From the beginning of treatment my rheumy put me on 400mg of Plaquenil daily. I take one pill in the morning and one at night. I struggled sticking to my meds and treatment plan for the first couple months or my diagnosis because I was in denial and didn't really believe it so I just recently started taking my medications again as prescribed (I was diagnosed October 2015).
The Plaquenil really upsets my stomach. I get acid reflux and it triggers my GERD and I wake up with a sore throat all… read more
I keep getting head spins and have noticed my memory seems to have just gone. I'll be asked to do something and 2 mins later, I've completely forgotten. Does anyone know if memory fog/loss is mainly during a flare up or does it come back?
@FrederickaJ my eldest sister had been keeping up with my injections bc it had been getting so bad. After my last migraineous episode resembling a stroke and nobody could gather names of meds or… read more
Does anyone have good treatments for mouth sores? I’ve gotten painful lesions on my tongue and inside my mouth for the last 35 years, and only recently found a couple products that helped. The best one is the over the counter Colgate mouthwash called Peroxyl. You are only supposed to use it for a week, but mine were gone in five days. The other thing I found is L-Lysine, an over the counter protein precursor. I take it daily and after serval weeks it started helping my mouth sores but… read more
I am new to the Lupie world and have a question. On the days, mornings, nights when you are not in a flare but, feeling extreme exhaustion and pain which is better? Do you push through the pain or rest til it passes? I am finding myself washing dishes with a dizzy head and shaking hands, doing laundry on the floor because I cannot stand to fold, and I have started to sleep downstairs more due to the stairs. On the days I'm pushing through I find myself praying that I make it through without… read more
You are so right, PattieMahler. I am suffering today because of doing too much yesterday. I'm starting to ask for more and more help doing things because I hate wasting a whole day recovering the… read more
Tried gummy weed.unlike smoking it, I had a hard time regulating the amount. Start with a very small piece and go from there. I'm gradually coming around to weed for sleep, pain and spasm. Being a… read more
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