Hi SabalSabal. I agree this is a good idea. I've had Lupus so long that my response isn't very accurate, but here goes:
Plaquenil 6 months which helped the last three months.
Methotrexate was added to the Plaquenil and those helped several months and that quit working.
I remained on Plaquenil and added Imuran which didn't help at
I stopped the Imuran, continued Plaquenil and tapered up Cellcept to one Gram twice a day. It helped a couple of years.
Then I became seriously ill and hospitalized with various serious illnesses and found my IgG and all it's subclasses were low so I began receiving IgG infusions monthly.
My Rheumy added Benlysta infusions monthly which I stopped after a couple of years because it was killing all my lymphocytes. I was
going to start Benlysta again but postponed it so I could have a total knee replacement. I will start the Benlysta soon.
In between all this my adrenal glands quit working so I am on a maintenance dose of 7 mg prednisone daily. I have also been on various psych meds over the years, medication for high blood pressure the last 2-3 years, and a mild narcotic for pain. That about covers it! Love, Butterflake
SLE '05, Sjogren's, Fibro, Raynaud's, major depressive disorder, anxiety; CVID (Common Variable Immunodeficiency); IVIG infusion monthly; Hypertension; Osteoarthritis of the spine, right knee, fingers, toes; Osteoporosis, CNS problems, GERD, angina, 1st stage kidney disease. Many meds: Better living through chemistry