Strange enough I guess for me, is that the plaquenil has helped tremendously with the mouth sores. I used to have them all the time. constant. Hardly ever did I have a full day without sores in several places in my mouth. Very painful. I still have them, but not as often, nor do they last as long once they appear, and I go many days without one now. i am assuming it is the plaquenil that has caused this, since plaquenil is the only lupus med I am taking.
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I have never had the butterfly rash, but my face gets red. and I have patchy areas that break out on my shoulders and knees, or just above the knees. and under the skin these mottled potted dark lines on my shoulders. But if I am not out in it everyday this doesn't happen. I was taking my friend to the methadone clinic every day when this happened. and I had to be in the sun a lot in the middle of the day. I don't regret it however. I learned something about myself, and I helped my friend who died recently.
I was thinking earlier that both my daughters sun bathe. I never have. but i was thinking that maybe this was a good indication that they would not have lupus. But you Barbara Lee, was an avid sunbather, and you have been diagnosed with Lupus.
I can still pray however that it will not ever affect them. More worried about my son actually. He has lots of problems with his joints. but he will not go and get the test.
Hope the day is good to all of you