We have only had a few members come thru with Lupus Panniculitis (Profundus), and I don't believe any of them have posted in the last few months.
Note that Lupus, in all it's forms, is an auto-immune disease and I know of no studies proving that better eating cures such diseases. While of course we would all benefit from healthier eating, I am quite certain that my eating habits have had very little effect on my Systemic Lupus.
Some people read about
the side effects of Plaquenil and become very scared, and all for no good reason. The eyes are very rarely actually affected, generally this only occurs in patients on high doses or patients with bad kidney function. While it is important to have an ophthalmologist check your eyes (tell them it's for plaquenil) every year, the incidence of actual damage is low. My ophthalmologist, in his 30-yr practice, and including the 20-some other Drs in his practice, has only seen it once!
GO ahead and start the plaquenil sooner rather than later, as it takes 2-3 months to build up in your system before you being to notice any changes.
Lynnwood, Lupus & Sjogren's Moderator, Dx: 2002DIAGNOSING LUPUS & HW's LUPUS 101
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