Lynnwood, Co-Moderator: Lupus ForumSLE(’00), Sjogren's Syndrome, Raynaud's Syndrome, SAD, Depression, Herpes Simplex 1Piroxicam, Plaquenil, Prednisone(was 15mg, now 8mg), Cellcept, Xanax, Trazodone, Boniva(3mth shot), Wellbrutrin SR, ValtrexLinks: DIAGNOSING LUPUS (4 of 11), LUPUS INFORMATION, LUPUS RESOURCES, Donate to HealingWell, Drug Interactions
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Post Edited (canuckgirl) : 3/17/2009 1:35:57 PM (GMT-6)
I am a nurse and I have been on Plaquenil for 4 yrs. My eye drs. are specialists I worked with and truly, the minimal risk can be warded off with frequent, like q6 month visual field tests. If you then stop the Plaquenil, the problems resolves as I understand it. In fact, my neuro said if I was at all worried, he would give me a "grid", a chart of square lines like graph paper and I'm so sorry, I forget the name of it, to look at whenever I wanted to, and the earliest warning sign, is when you look at a straight line and it looks a little wavy. And they would see me right away. It is a risk vs. benefit thing, and I opted for the plaquenil.
Lynnwood, Co-Moderator: Lupus ForumSLE(’00), Sjogren's Syndrome, Raynaud's Syndrome, Seasonal Affective Disorder, Depression, Herpes Simplex 1Plaquenil, Prednisone(15 5mg), Piroxicam, Xanax, Trazodone, Boniva, Wellbutrin, Valtrex, Vicodin, PrilosecLinks: Diagnosing Lupus (4 of 11), Lupus.org Info, Lupus Resources, Help HealingWell, Drug Interactions
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