Posted 4/28/2008 8:34 PM (GMT -6)
I'm in Alberta! Welcome to the forum. Yes, you should definitely "spring" all of your rashes on the derm when you see him. Get the most out of every visit with all your specialists! One trick for the rashes is to take pictures of them. If they disappear before you see your derm, at least you have some evidence that they really exist.
I don't take plaquenil, but I think it can take a few months to really kick in. Can anyone concur with me on that, or am I out to lunch???
I also agree that calling to find out if you can be on a cancellation list is excellent. I've done that in the past and it has really benefitted me!
When you see your rheumy, you might want to discuss alternative drugs, especially if the plaq really isn't working. Other options for you might be Cellcept, Imuran, prednisone. the more you can learn about lupus, the better off you'll be!
Take care fellow Canuck!!
I can do anything through Jesus Christ who strengthens me. I have learned in whatever state I am in,to be content. Phillipians 4:11-13
34 years old. Diagnosed with lupus in 2000. Fibromyalgia, anti-phospholipid syndrome(APS)(stroke),Sjogren's, Raynaud's, seizure disorder-(miraclulously disappeared!), Libman Sach's Endocarditis, vasculitis, sacroiliitis, arthritis (neck) . Prednisone, Imuran, Coumadin, Clobazam, Amitriptyline, didrocal, Cozaar, calcium, Cykolokapron, multi-vitamin, vitamin D, Magnesium, vitamin B6, Acidophilus