Thank you for your reply BadDay! I appreciate it!! Despite feeling poorly and having joint pain, I sometimes wonder if I really have RA. I did have an uncle with it and I've had two rheumies tell me I had it but one told me he thought my x ray erosions were "over-read." I don't think he knew what he was talking about
, he was pretty inexperienced and young-
I am guessing some of us have it but it isn't that aggressive. I am assuming that would be especially so if you are seronegative. Not that I want to see red, swollen joints! The pain and stiffness I get before storms and general joint pain is enough for me. I also get swelling but not redness. Lately, my knees have really been bothering me. I hope I don't have to go on methotrexate but if I can't take plaquenil anymore, I don't know what they will do. I work in health care.
the awful reaction to plaquenil. I had a friend who had a Stevens Johnson reaction to a drug and it was awful!!!
My eye exam last week might have shown some problems in one of my eyes. The tech told me but I don't know what the Drs. opinion will be. I've been on 400 mgs of plaquenil for about
Sjogrens syndrome 2/15 via lip biopsy: Seronegative RA , fibromyalgia
colitis-resection 11/10, hashimoto's thyroiditis, morphea, GERD
Meds: plaquenil, synthroid, Januvia, nexium, restasis, estrogen patch, prometrium, VSL #3, evening primrose oil, Omega 3 supplement-Maxi Tears.