Posted 2/6/2010 11:38 AM (GMT -7)
Hi Lifeasgift, welcome to the forum.
I have Lupus and work 4 days / 32 hours a week, recently cut from 5 days / 35 hrs a week which had me in a terrible flare. When I was first dx with UCTD (undifferentiated connective tissue disease) in 2004 I was put on Plaquenil and an anti-inflammatory (which I did not tolerate well at the time). The Plaq worked great for my fatigue and joint pain but alone it did not control everything. In 2005 when I was dx with Lupus by my 3rd rheumy she left me on Plaq and added Imuran, flexeril (a muscle relaxer), Piroxicam (anti-inflammatory) & folic acid for mouth sores. Over the next couple of years meds have been increased and we added Methotrexate for the joint pain.
Regardless of your dx, the important thing is you are being treated for your symptoms. Is the Plaquenil working well for you?
Keep us posted on how you are doing. Take care