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Has Plaquenil helped you?

Has Plaquenil helped you?

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… read more

A MyLupusTeam Member said:

Thank you, I always take mine on a empty stomach

posted 7 days ago

Anyone taking plaquenil... i would like some insight.

Anyone taking plaquenil... i would like some insight.

Anyone taking plaquenil? I used to take plaquenil about 6 years ago and lots have changed for me since i was taken off of them. I was only on them for about a year long with voltaren and some other stuff. My new dr recently put me back on plaquenil alomg with humira injections, lyrica and cytoxan and idk what to expect with the plaquenil. I would love some insight or your stories on this medication. Thannks!

A MyLupusTeam Member said:

I’m taking Plaquenil and have taken it for many years. No problems or side effects. You need to get eye exams regularly. I believe most people with… read more

posted 16 days ago

My doctor had added Lyrica or gabapentin to my meds.... is anyone else taking either and has it helped?

My doctor had added Lyrica or gabapentin to my meds.... is anyone else taking either and has it helped?

I take plaquenil twice daily to control lupus....my dr wanted me to take Lyrica but it costs a small fortune even with insurance. My ins. company suggested Gabapentin as an alternative.... probably all they willing to cover. I've been taking it for about 3 months now and I believe it helps.... particularly with sleep. I can't sleep more than 2 or 3 hours without waking up hurting.. either my hips, legs,… read more

A MyLupusTeam Member said:

I take Pramipecole Dihydro for my restless leg syndrome. However, or most nights I take a natural organic magnesium supplement which works really well… read more

posted about 1 month ago

Lyrica or Gabapentin

Lyrica or Gabapentin

I just got back from my rheumy appt. Today was a follow-up from some x-rays taken last month on my sacrum and hips. He didn't see anything concerning that could be causing my nagging pain between the two. Says it must be Lupus messing with my muscles and tendons. He prescribed me gabapentin a few months ago and I didn't like the spacey/disconnected feeling it gave me. He wrote me a prescription today to try Lyrica. I'm desperate for some relief from the nagging pain of my hips and random… read more

A MyLupusTeam Member said:

I take gabapentin. Never tried Lyrica, but gabapentin has practically been a miracle drug for me. I went from having insane nerve pain all the time to a… read more

posted about 1 month ago

Cymbalta or Lexapro?

Cymbalta or Lexapro?

Lexapro or Cymbalta? I'm on Lexapro for about 3 years now. I'm on Lyrica as a trial run and it's working GREAT ... but.. butt it's too darn expensive. I heard Cymbalta is good too (and cheaper) but. I need to stop Lexapro to start Cymbalta... anyone offer any insight or personal experiences? Thanks a ton!

A MyLupusTeam Member said:

Cymbalta works great for me.

posted 7 months ago

New and confused

New and confused

my rhuematologist told me he has tried cymbalta , steriods and now plaquenil which seem to not have helped me at all. mind you I am February/march 2015 dx. anyway he says since these have not worked there is nothing more he can do to help me... Im also on lyrica. I have osteoarthritis, fibro and ss. isn't there more medications out there to treat these diseases. and what is and abnormal lupus anticoagulant or high LA screen?

A MyLupusTeam Member said:

I love my doctor,even though it took us 7 months to diagnose he was very very thorough, he wouldn't stop till he figured me out.....any questions I have… read more

posted about 4 years ago

State disability exam

State disability exam

I am a 37 yr old mom of 3, I was officially diagnosed about 18mths ago with Lupus, UCTD, Fibro, cervical spondylosis, severe migraines w/aura, LBP, obstructive sleep apnea, insomnia, Vitamin D deficiency, carpal tunnel in both wrists, anxiety, chronic pain & fatigue.. I am a colorectal cancer survivor, gone through 2 rounds of Chemo, localized radiation, horribly invasive surgery including a complete hysterectomy at 32yrs old.
I'm currently doing Benlysta infusions once/mth, 400mg of read more

A MyLupusTeam Member said:

Mention everything!!

posted almost 4 years ago

Fibromyalgia meds

Fibromyalgia meds

What meds are people taking daily to help control fibro? I've heard of Cymbalta and Lyrica? Do they work? Or is there something else that helps?

A MyLupusTeam Member said:

I also take Lyrica. 75mg in the a.m. and 150mg at bedtime.

posted over 3 years ago

Lyicia v/s Gabapentin

Lyicia v/s Gabapentin

I've then taking gabapentin for almost a year now I am having a lot of dental issues and I am one to take very good care of my teeth, I did a lot of research and it seems that a lot of people are having the same issues I am having. So I'm thinking about going in Lyrica.
I am one that doesn't do well with side effects. Especially headaches which I already get daily and nauseous I think that's one of the reasons I stay with gabapentin but it makes my head fuzzy and I am very forgetful.… read more

A MyLupusTeam Member said:

!6 years after being positively diagnosed was medivaced of platform in the oil and gas industry as seizures started small until grind all my front teeth… read more

posted over 3 years ago

Med orientation, urgent

Med orientation, urgent

Hi guys,
@lukas, @jennifer1234, @A MyLupusTeam Member, @A MyLupusTeam Member

I went to the neurologist and she told me to take lyrica 75mg at night.

I have to take it with xanax 25mg (a quarter) and diplexil 500.

Does anyone with CNS lupus knows what's the best order to take them and the time I should wait between each.

I'm having trouble absorbing the meds, with a lot of stomach and bowls problems, and it's making it very difficult to sleep at night.

Thank you
Filipa

A MyLupusTeam Member said:

You might consult your pharmacist. They are supposed to check for drug interaction. I believe it might be a good idea to call them.

posted about 3 years ago
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