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Dx: Lupus (SLE)2002, GERD 1995, Depression 1995, Sleep Apnea 2006, IBS 2000, Migraines 2001, Anemia 2002, Seizures in 1995 (unknown causes).
Meds: Cymbalta 60 mgs, Plaquinil 200mg once daily, Nexium 40 mgs
Hi Tasha, You should ask your doctor about the plaquenil but I can tell you that I take 800mg and I take it all in the morning. veryone is different though so I would hesitate to tell you it's ok.
As for the pain you may be surprised to find you aren't having as much pain with the predisone. It works wonders for inflamation. Try it for awhile and see if maybe you can back off of some of the aleve. All though I do beleive that aleve is one of the safer drugs as far as your kidneys go. How much pred. did your doctor put you on? I take 5mg a day unless I am in alot of pain. If I am I try to 10mg. up to 15mg and it usually kicks the pain quite well within a few hours.
Lupus by itself can cause some of the problems with forgetting but you might try putting your meds in a pill box and setting beside your toothbush or night stand.
I'm glad you have been feeling better!
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Dx: Lupus (SLE)2002, Sjogren's Sydrome 2002, GERD 1995, Depression 1995, Sleep Apnea 2006, IBS 2000, Migraines 2001, Anemia 2002, Seizures in 1995 (unknown causes). Meds: Cymbalta 60 mgs, Plaquinil 200mg once daily, Nexium 40 mgs, Prednisone 5mg