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 also currently homeschooling our two boys, 12 and 9. I am also the president of our homeschool group in South Arkansas. We have 4 children whom we have homeschooled. The older two are grown and "off the payroll" hallelujah! Last year was extremely difficult to get schooling done. I had gallbladder surgery, then started throwing-up...CT showed hydronephrosis and no dye in R. ureter. Had hysterectomy, cause uterus was flopping around and possibly/probably obstructing the ureter. Kept getting worse, but no longer throwing-up ! Finally a dr. did an ANA and it was elevated. By this time, I felt like I lived in the doctors office. My boys were so tired of doctors, but they knew how terribly sick I was. Last winter was horrible. Finally the rhematologist put me on Plaquenil last August. I'm feeling so much better.
Is it hard for you to keep up with everything while feeling bad? What is RSD? And how long have you been on Plaquenil. Have you had any trouble on it?
Oh Jennifer, I forgot to tell you...I also have chest pains. The worse the flare, the worse the chest pain. At first I just thought it was because I was so sick. When my body gets runned down, there is a heavy feeling on my chest. But now that I know what is going on, I know it is Lupus related. Lupus can cause inflamation ANYWHERE in our body. If it hurts when you breathe, it can be inflamation of the linning of the lungs or heart.
God bless you.