Thanks Tink, Pat
I called the rheumatologist and they think it may just be a side effect from the plaquenil. They said my liver enzymes were normal for like the first time this last June, but they could have changed since I gained weight since then. I'm hoping for the best. I rescheduled with the hepatologist and am taking phenergen for nausea anyway and that stops the itching enough I can not scratch. Got the oatmeal stuff but have been afraid to take another bath after the last one! I think it may also have to do with my vitiligo, it itches when it spreads and though it sometimes seems like it is filling in, it seems to be taking melanin from adjoining areas, so its sort of moving around. Who knows. Probably is the plaquenil, I take 400mg, 200mg didn't do anything for me.
I know what you mean tink because my back and shoulders are so bad and I have scoliosis between my shoulders that is pretty sharp turn, I have clothing strategies so I don't have to wear the over the shoulder boulder holder. I've been offered a reduction but don't want more surgery and really its one of my few remaining assets and it offsets my huge 9 month pregnant looking belly. I don't really have to worry about droop because they just rest on my swollen stomach.
--Doctors are men who prescribe medicines of which they know little, to cure diseases of which they know less in human beings of whom they know nothing.--Voltaire (1694-1778)
Ills--Sjogrens-Lupus-like AI Disease, Hashis, Vitiligo, spinal stenosis/fusion with plate, salivary/lymphectomies, Diabetes, NAFLD, COPD, RLS, neuropathy, trigonitis, hystero, diffuse brain atrophy
Meds--Plaquenil, Evoxac, Metformin, Synthroid, HCTZ, Estradiol patch, Prosed, Klonopin, Soma, Ultram, Vicodin, Restasis, Albuterol,steroid injections, Protopic & Triamcinolone Acetonide ointments