Post Edited By Moderator (Lynnwood) : 7/30/2009 1:39:22 PM (GMT-6)
You might try splitting the Plaq dosage - half with breakfast and half with dinner to see if that helps a bit. The Naprosyn can be hard on your stomach, (it certainly was on mine) and I may be mistaken about this, but I don't think it's the kind of thing that takes awhile to begin working. You should be noticing improvement from it by now - and if it's not working - I'd see if your doctor would try something else.
As for your spotting and back pain - please don't just chalk that up to random UTI's. I had a friend do that for a couple of years because her doctor just wasn't concerned. Mostly she had bleeding and some back pain, but not typical burning, etc. She eventually had a series of tests that turned up a serious bladder issue. Had her doctor referred her to a nephrologist/renal specialist for a cystoscopy (simple procedure) she'd have been given an answer right away. Not trying to scare you or add to your stress - but don't ignore those symptoms if they keep returning and can't be explained by your GP.
Hi Britt - You say in your signature that "they" won't even consider UCTD as a dx? Just curious - since that is my current dx - why - and also why, in that case, you're being treated with Plaquenil? Also confused by no med for occasional sleep aid. Seems counter-intuitive.