Hmmmm. Prednisone shouldn't cause you dizziness unless you're on a really high dose and your body is saying, "BAHHH, get me off this stuff!!" The dizziness from prednisone is likely more of an anxiety reflex. If you're feeling "wound up" or hyper or jittery, that can make you unbalanced and dizzy. I've had that before. Unfortunately, I have no experience with Plaquenil. Someone else will have to chime in on that one.
I think it's probably the lupus that is causing the dizziness. Do you have a neurologist? Let your rheumatologist know about these dizzy spells you are having. They are the best ones to help you figure it out. Is the dizziness all the time, or does it come and go?
Oh the husband.... Yes, I have one too. But when we met I had already been diagnosed for 2 years. So he's never known me any other way. He still takes for granted my energy levels sometimes. Most of the time, you'd never know there was anything wrong with me. But when a flare up happens, or an emergency, it shocks him. The best thing I can do to get him to understand is to keep that communication wide open about how I'm feeling and doing. I need him to be knowledgeable about lupus as much as I am. He's starting to learn more, but the curve is big, LOL. I think if you and your hubby got informed together about lupus, you would see amazing things happen. You'd both be healthier. What do you think? Whenever my husband asks what he can do to help, I always tell him I just need support. 100% to be there for me. A strong shoulder to cry on, or big arms for a hug. Also, he can't ever, ever tell me to "suck it up", or tell me I'm lazy, or dismiss my concerns. Those are really important. He's never done or said any of those things to me. He's wonderful. I hope I've given a little help to you! These early months of diagnosis are so hard. Keep a strong support network around you.
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