Hi Grammy . . .
Plaquenel is usually the first med used for skin or joint issues in Lupus. It is a med that most of stay on indefinitely. Sometimes the rheumy will start with a low dose (200 mg) and then build as needed. Most of us are on about
400 mg/day. This med can take several months to build in the system and really make a difference. She should let her Rheumy know if the meds aren't controlling her symptoms.
There is a topic titled "Taking a Show" which talks about
being so tired. There are a couple links in that topic that might help you understand that extreme tiredness too.
It would be great if daughter joined us . . . Lupus is a huge topic and understanding the ins and outs can be very beneficial as far as self-help goes.
Some good links at the end of my signature too.
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