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bigsanfer
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   Posted 7/17/2008 9:22 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey everyone, I have a question on plaquenil.. I have been on it for about 2 months.. I have been on 200 mg. just started on 300 about 3 weeks ago. I have been very dizzy in the morning and extremly fatigued lately.. could it be from the Plaquenil?
Medications: Prednisone 7.5mg. Plaquenil 300mg. Naproxen (for pain). Multivitamin. Calcium. Fish Oil. Vitamin D.
15 years old. Lupus, Raynauds, and Hashimotos.


AlwaysRosie
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   Posted 7/17/2008 11:06 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Sweetie,

Its always a possibility . . . but seems odd that the dizziness would start 3 weeks after the increase.

Usually, that type of symptoms from a med would happen sooner. Your doctor or pharmacist would know better though. Your doctor was very wise in having you gradually build your dose. Plaq is usually better tolerated, the longer it is taken.

But the dizziness can be caused by lupus symptoms. Have you let your Mom know that you are feeling dizzy? We always have to make sure that we are careful when we feel "off". We don't drive the car and we are careful when we use the steps because its easy to fall when you are feeling like that. So be careful navigating.

Lots of our symptoms are caused by inflammation. I hope you aren't beginning a flare (a worsening of your symptoms).

Some of the others will have comments too.

Make sure your Mom knows how you are feeling. Most of us keep a symptoms journal from day to day so we are able to accurately describe issues to our doctors.

Blessings!

In His Grip

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bigsanfer
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Date Joined May 2008
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   Posted 7/17/2008 12:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the Reply! Yes, I have told my mom, and the dizziness gets better as the day goes on. And I have been keeping a log so that my rhumey will be able to rule everything out.   
Medications: Prednisone 7.5mg. Plaquenil 300mg. Methotrexate. Naproxen (for pain). Multivitamin. Calcium. Fish Oil. Vitamin D.
15 years old. Lupus, Raynauds, and Hashimotos.


AlwaysRosie
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   Posted 7/17/2008 12:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Great job Bigsanfer! Some of these issues come and go and then you might see better what is happening.

Blessings!

In His Grip

AlwaysRosie           "We can't control the waves, but we can learn how to surf!!"

Psalms 139

Co-Moderator - Lupus Forum

UCTD, Inflammatory Arthritis, Diverticulosis, (recent dx - Sjogrens, Crohn’s 4/08)

Clickable Links:  Lupus Resources    Lupous.Org   Lupus Criteria (4 of 11)   Lupus Chapter Locator

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