Posted 9/5/2009 9:31 PM (GMT -8)
Check out the information in our first topic "Lupus Resources", where we have condensed some of our best advice about the "Lupie Life".
Plaquenil gives some people a bit of tummy trouble at first - remember to take it with food. Some people have better luck taking it with the evening meal rather than the morning meal, I personally have never had trouble with it.
You won't see any quick results - it takes 4-8 weeks before most of us notice anything, plus it is kinda' a "stealth" med....usually people don't think it's doing anything, or not doing much. So it sometimes gets stopped....AND THEN we find out it really has been doing a whole lot!
I can't think off hand of any foods to avoid, but you should try to stay out of the sun. The sun (and the heat) can rapidly stress & deplete our bodies, and tire us out beyond belief. Easier to avoid than to try to recover from.
Hope that helps -- others will come along and post, but maybe not till Tuesday evening, as it's a 3-day weekend in the US & Canada.