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deegee
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   Posted 11/12/2014 3:29 AM (GMT -6)   
I have high ANA 1:320 and my crp was 11 then 7...and that's all that showed up...some funny stiffness I thought from sittin too much, or a crummy bed... Im hypothyroid, but rhumey called Lupus on me...Its so confusing so many things could be this...or that. I went thru menopause at the same time...could even be that I thought...so much over laps in things...My hair sure is thin now..is it the med..or the disease...This all sure sucks..I look so tired, but I still can go for walks since Plaquinil I guess..I got doc to only put me on a major low dose, cause I hate meds...

couchtater
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   Posted 11/12/2014 3:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to the forum. I'm sorry you've gotten diagnosed, but we are good listeners here. So vent away and ask questions. We will listen.

I hate medicine too, but if it helps I will gladly take it. Plaquenil will slow down the lupus. I take the maximum dose of it.

To help the hair loss try taking biotin.
Joy
Lupus, RA, Fibromyalgia, Glaucoma, Asthma, Hypothyriodism, Sleep Apnea, Depression, Allergies, and benign familia tremors

When life throws you lemons....
Pick them up and throw them right back at them! :))

deegee
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   Posted 11/12/2014 3:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Maximum dose gave me some horrible side effects, so doc cut dose in half, then i asked to see if it could be cut again much later, not sure yet how that goes, will see next visit (as the stuff stays built up inside your body).I take biotin, but was maybe wondering about silica from the horsetail plant...I asked the Rhumey about it as a supplement, and he said he doesn't know, as he isn't part of that study...

couchtater
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   Posted 11/12/2014 6:18 PM (GMT -6)   
I've never heard of that.
There is other DMARDS out there....MTX, Cellcept, Imuran.
Have you discussed these with him?
Joy
Lupus, RA, Fibromyalgia, Glaucoma, Asthma, Hypothyriodism, Sleep Apnea, Depression, Allergies, and benign familia tremors

When life throws you lemons....
Pick them up and throw them right back at them! :))

deegee
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   Posted 11/12/2014 6:22 PM (GMT -6)   
I heard other drugs had more side effects than the hydroxychloroquine, so I just stuck with it for now,..keep it low, see how it goes...Large dose gave me brown urine, rotten headache, no appetite.....As soon as he cut in half, I was fine....that happened only after maybe month or 2 on it...
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