Hey minnymouse! Sorry to hear you got a deffinate diagnosis! Yes, there are other medicines to treat lupus but plaq is the one with the least side effects! The other medicines have more severe side effects. But to name a few of them are Imuran, Cellcept, and Methotrexate. But i would deffinaly leave it up to a rhuemy who is used to treating lupus. They will look at your blood work and suggest to you what they would think would be most benificial from what your blood work shows and what symptons you are having. I sure hope you can get into a rhuemy quickly!!
Kidney Diseases & Disorders and Lupus Moderater
Cyclosporine, Prednisone, Lisinopril, Integra Plus, Vitamin D 50,000 units
PRN: Imitrex, hydrocodone, Ambien, Flexeril, Ultram, Darvocet, Zofran
If God brings you to it, he will get you through it!!