Welcome to HW!
Although I have SLE I see we do have some common aliments (DD, Hypo).
This is a great forum for information. There is a few people who post here with UCTD that can answer questions you have about
Have you looked at the other forums here for your other issues? There is a bunch of wonderful people here on this site in the wide variety of forums. I visit many of them due to all of my issues.
As for the plaquenil you need to get a field vision test every 6 months by a eye doctor (not the kind who just does glasses). It's best to go ahead and get a beginning test now for a baseline then go back every 6 months for checkups. Plaquenil takes time for it to kick in (4-6 months). Once it kicks in you'll feel a little better and not as fatigued and achy. You'll need to be sun aware too because it will make you sun sensitive. No flourescent lights if they bother you. Some people feel ill with them because the emitt UV light.
I'm very photosensitive so I have to stay away from halogen, fluorescent, and sunlight. I even have issues with incadescent bulbs. I have LED lights in my home.
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Post Edited (couchtater) : 5/24/2013 7:53:35 PM (GMT-6)