Hi! Stacey and everyone,
My hair loss was primarily due to high antithyroid antibodies, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, (inspite of "low-normal" thyroid labs), that was diagnosed just before lupus was. Taking levothyroid helped immensely. Plaquenil was one of the first meds I was given, and I am grateful for minimal gastric effects, because it helps my joint pain so much.
Welcome to our chats,
God knows, even if I don't....
CNS Lupus 2005, APS, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis
Meds: Plaquenil, Neurontin, Thyroid, Piroxicam, Aspirin, Atenolol and Norvasc, Prednisone 5mg daily and Paxil, Ambien every night.