My rheumy insists that once you are diagnosed with Lupus, even if successfully treated to the point that the ANA numbers change, you still always have Lupus. Remember that Lupus is diagnosed by 4 of 11 symptoms, not by an ANA test.
While my plaquenil has been reduced from 400 mg daily to 200 mg daily, I still take it. Actually, it is now the only thing I take for Lupus. I wouldn't be surprised if my rheumy doesn't stop it altogether at my next visit in Sept.
(I do have to take anti-depressants, sleeping pills, and pain pills due to Lupus side effects.)
Lynnwood, Lupus & Sjogren's ModeratorDIAGNOSING LUPUS & LUPUS RESOURCES
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