I saw my rheumatologist today and, based on the picture of my flaming malar rash and the list of symptoms I sent him by email, plus my high levels of anti-DS DNA antibodies, he gave me a prescript
ion for Plaquenil. He says he does not want to increase my prednisone if at all possible.
He believes I either have lupus or an "overlap syndrome"....some sort of CTD. They took blood but I won't get the results until I see him again in a month. Now I'm on my way to see an ophthalmologist to get an eye clearance to take Plaquenil (color vision test?).
I don't WANT to have lupus or whatever!!!! :tantrum:
Autoimmune hepatitis, Hashimoto's thyroiditis, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, celiac disease, asthma, psoriasis, Reynaud's syndrome. Possible lupus and/or Sjogren's Syndrome - diagnoses pending.