Is the Plaquenil working?

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Date Joined Sep 2010
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   Posted 10/3/2010 9:13 AM (GMT -6)   
Wondering if my Plaquenil could be helping after just 3 weeks? I have much less inflammation and have stopped my painkillers now also. I still suffer if I overdo things but all in all I feel better now.
Has anyone noticed a difference after such a short time?
I still have the mental fog, but I am getting used to it. LOL

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   Posted 10/3/2010 11:48 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes, I have talked to people who feel a difference in a short amount of time and then talked to people that it takes 6 months! Glad you are feeling the benefits of it and can come off your pain pills :)!
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   Posted 10/3/2010 12:18 PM (GMT -6)   
I am glad for you...It took me at least 3-4mnths for me to be off my painkillers and feel great with plaquenil.

Glad for you tho :)
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   Posted 10/3/2010 8:28 PM (GMT -6)   
I could tell a difference in my fatigue levels after several days. I am glad you are feeling the effects so soon and hope it continues to work well for you.

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   Posted 10/4/2010 12:28 PM (GMT -6)   
It took me about 10 months to really notice any big improvements.  I just hit the one year mark and my energy levels, brain fog, and overall disease activity is hugely improved. 
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