PCP DX Lupus and Fibro, Taking plaquenil, Flexeril,Claritin, Zantac,Ambien,vitamin B-12, multi- vitamin, Lortab. Homeschooling Mom of 2 boys 1 and 6. Symptoms: Fatigue, joint pain, heat/sun sensitivity, mouth and nose sores, malar rash, migranes, awful hives, positive ANA, and RF.
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I have had Lupus related heart problems - which triggered my Lupus diagnosis in 2001. I was experiencing unbearable chest pains & shortness of breath. Ended up going to the ER & immediately had a Pericardial Effusion - the fluid was drained (from the sac that encases the heart). Then a tube was inserted for continual drainage - but only for a day. I've never had this happen again by my Rheumy put me on 200mg of Pletal to help.
I have Lupus ... Lupus doesn't have me.
Rx: Pletal 100mg·Norvasc 10mg·Prednisone 5mg·Plaquenil 400mg