Posted 4/21/2009 8:48 PM (GMT -6)
Welcome to the forum. I don't think your doctor should have given you all this over the phone. That's not right. You need to make an appointment and go in to talk with her. Get all the information and have the opportunity to ask questions.
Your list of symptoms certainly do sound like Lupus. I also have Sjogrens. It's pretty quiet though. Like Pat said, Plaquenil is very common. It can take a few months for it to kick in, but if you know that in advance then it won't surprise you.
It's very natural to feel overwhelmed with this diagnosis. Any time you have a question or need some shoulders to lean on, you can count on us.
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
35 years old. Diagnosed with Lupus in 2000. Fibromyalgia, Anti-phospholipid syndrome(APS)(stroke, 2002), Sjogren's, Raynaud's, Libman Sach's Endocarditis, vasculitis, sacroiliitis, arthritis (neck), anxiety, Chinook migraines. Prednisone, Imuran, Coumadin, Clobazam, Amitriptyline, Didrocal, Cozaar, Zoloft, Neurontin, calcium, multi-vitamin, vitamin D, Magnesium, vitamin B6, Acidophilus
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