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   Posted 4/21/2013 10:39 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi, my name is ravita and i'm 15 years, an i was recently diagnosed with lupus the skin 1 my dr have me on plaquenil and prednislone half of 5mg everyday..i'm concerned of my weight gain an moon face although i haven't experience it yet would d half of 5mg affect me plenty? PLease i would like to know thanks :)

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   Posted 4/21/2013 3:20 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't think 2.5 mg will cause weight gain or moon face on you. It's a very low dose. Just watch your snacking and drink plenty of water.

Since you have lupus of the skin (discoid lupus?), you need to be careful of the sun, fluorescent lights, tanning beds, and halogen lights. Make sure to cover up with sun protective clothes and some nice hats.
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   Posted 4/21/2013 6:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you soo much Joy..:) Hope we keep in touch an u take care :)
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