I was diagnosed in 2005 and began medication then. It has varied slightly since then what I take. The water problem began back in 1993 so I doubt my meds are related. Well, except the prednisone but that only added 5lbs. I seem to have a set threshhold of how much fluid my body will hold because the level of water retained has been stable since 2001 outside of when I was on lasix or prednisone. I have a blood pressure cuff and am on 2 blood pressure meds but my blood pressure was normal until November. I began enbrel about
a year ago, maybe a little longer. The plaquenil was started in 2005 around April. I am off celebrex so it isn't that. I am at a loss but it has become a serious problem now because I need to be hydrated. It makes no sense to me that I require so much fluid on a daily basis.
Dx:fibromyalgia 2002, systematic lupus 2005, rheumatoid arthritis 2006, PTSD 2007, multiple allergies 2005, migraine, compression fractures T11 & T12, Sjögren's, pregnant due May 2008
Tx: plaquenil, Enbrel, Darvocet, Singulair, Flexeril, Baby Asprin,Prednisone, Imuran, Procardia