I guess I need to give some background here so here it goes:
I have been having intermittant pain in my hands, wrists, and sometimes ankles for about 3 years, I finally decided to get checked out, afterall, I couldn't have slept wrong all that much:) I do have a family history of RA, Lupus, colitis and Chron's....yay me!!!!
After my primary care looked at me like I am crazy he did lab work and WOW! was my labs not normal, so off to a rheumatologist I go. Initally he thought it was palandromic Rheumatism but after more labs and a few weeks later I get Diagnosed with Lupus and Sjogren's.
I am a little confused....I have no symptoms of dry eye or dry mouth. I work in opthamology and I have seen a lot of Sjogren's patients....can I have it with no symptoms??? I know that lupus can be tricky as far as you can (or you may not) have a lot of symptoms and it can change....
my Rheumy suggested plaquinil .....should I start on that even though my symptoms are very sporatic? He also says that I can be on it and be pregnant (my husband and I are talking about having another baby) but everything I read says that you can't.
I guess I am looking for some guidence on where to get more info and just support. I am in the process of getting a second opinion. I think with something like this anyone should get a second opinion.
Can anyone think of other questions or points to bring up to the 2nd doc?
Thanks in advance for reading this, I am still trying to process it all.