Posted 5/18/2013 11:05 PM (GMT -6)
Hello! I also take the two meds you mentioned. I have been on the Plaquenil for 11 years and Cellcept for almost 4 years. Originally, I was diagnosed with "some kind of" Connective Tissue Disease, but that has since been narrowed down to systemic lupus. The Plaquenil took about 6 months to help but the Cellcept made a huge difference almost immediately. I am so sorry you are still experiencing so much pain. You might want to discuss this with your doctor as the additional stress from pain causes your symptoms to worsen which, in turn, increases the pain. A vicious cycle. Are you seeing a good rheumatologist? Also, eye exams are extremely important while on plaquenil as bloodwork is while on Cellcept. Hope you find some relief, soon.
Take care, Fran
Dx: Lupus, sjogren's, celiac, severe allergies.
Daily Meds: Plaquenil, Zyrtec. Aciphex, Nasacort, Prozac, Ambien CR, CellCept, Zantac, Bactrim
Daily Supplements: Calcium, B-100 Complex, Daily Vitamins.
As Needed Meds: Epinephrine, Benadryl, Proventil, Xopenex, Tylenal, Vicodin, Prednisone.