I spent 2 hours with my new rheumy this morning. She's amazing. So was the resident. The plan of attack is to start me on Plaquenil. (She was surprised that I wasn't already on it). Plaq does help platelets to go up apparently. So if the platelets go up then the problem is with my Lupus and/or APS. If the platelets don't go up, it's the Imuran and I can stop taking it cold turkey because I'll have the plaquenil to take over. Just have to give this stuff time to do its thing and see what happens.
So with being on Prednisone, Imuran and Plaquenil, I'm going to be really immune suppressed aren't I? Wow. Yes, I'm having some anxiety about all this new stuff. I haven't ever tried a different medication for my Lupus. I started on Pred and Imuran 9 years ago. I'm a little freaked to be honest. Is anyone else on this combination of meds?
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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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