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    Arlene, hope you're feeling better, I got a Dr....

    Arlene, hope you're feeling better, I got a Dr. for you he's in Carlsbad, Dr. Steve Merchant, 760-434-5066.Hope all goes well.
  2. I love your input, and yes very helpful. I'...

    I love your input, and yes very helpful. I' taking it why I'm feeling nausea, not sure if I should just take it every day since I take naproxen every day.
    again, thank you..... bertie
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    Arlene make sure no allergies before taking any...

    Arlene make sure no allergies before taking any meds.
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    Hi Arlene, sorry to hear that, I'm am R.D.A. and...

    Hi Arlene, sorry to hear that, I'm am R.D.A. and I work for a periodontist in Arcadia,Ca., we work with a good endondtist in Monrovia, Dr. Sony Thomas. I know it's a along drive, so I will do some...
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    Thank you all, I did start my plaquenil today. it...

    Thank you all, I did start my plaquenil today. it was a really busy day today and my feet, knees, hands and back are killing me.
    I'm finding out it's true,people who don't know lupus really don't...
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    Starting plaquenil tomorrow

    So I'm going to start taking plaquenil tomorrow is if theres any side effects I'll have the weekend to recovery (hopefully there will be none).
    I was given the generic brand hydroxychlor 200mg 2x...
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    Hi Brenda and welcome. Like you I was diagnosed...

    Hi Brenda and welcome. Like you I was diagnosed 9mo ago with lupus, I am anemic,carry the sickle cell trait, and have fibro. What I found interesting is what you said about your feet, I have been...
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    Hi there and good morning, if your doctor thinks...

    Hi there and good morning, if your doctor thinks it might be scloderma, I would advise you to get promt attention. I have a very close friend with scloderm and it's very serious.
    She is seening...
  9. Starting a new prescription. would like imput

    Yesterday my primary dr. prescribed Ranitidine 300mg for my nausea, I believe it's generic for zantac. Is anyone taking this and if so what side effects have you experienced. I've the side effects on...
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    Thank you all for your feed back. As for my...

    Thank you all for your feed back. As for my headaches, i don't see my rhuemy til june to get started with plaquenil, So I'm hoping I could hold off till then, I have appt. with my primary dr. this...
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    So my husband got abit upset with me for telling...

    So my husband got abit upset with me for telling my boss, he feels it will be a negative on my behalf. It's like family at work, and my boss has always been there for me.
    I feel by telling him, but...
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    Hi Ragdol, you'll find everyone here to be very...

    Hi Ragdol, you'll find everyone here to be very helpful. Like you I have lupus ,fibro, epstein barr,and carry the sickle cell trait.
    Welcome to the family :)
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    Thanks everyone, but I still have the headache,...

    Thanks everyone, but I still have the headache, my forehead hurts bad. I couldn't sleep even after taking my cymbalta, had to get up and take Naproxen 500mg(didnot want to take another Motrin800mg)....
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    Told my boss today I have lupus

    Well all went well,my boss was glad that I told him, I've been with him for 15 yrs.
    Today was a tough day, my head hurts so so bad. Took 1600 mg of Motrin, and just took my cymbalta. No relief in...
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    Hi Candace, and welcome. I was recently diagnosed...

    Hi Candace, and welcome. I was recently diagnosed with lupus 9 months ago, I think I had it longer than that. Small world I live in Walnut,ca., not too far from you :)
    This forum has helped me a...
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    Hi terri, my eye test went really well, the doc...

    Hi terri, my eye test went really well, the doc said everything looks great, gave the green light to start the plaquenil. To be honest with you, I am really scared to start the plaquenil
    because of...
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    Hi Steve, thanks for your concern, but as of...

    Hi Steve, thanks for your concern, but as of right now I am only on cymbalta and Ibuprofen 800mg. I'm going to talk with my rhuemy tomorrow to see when I can
    start taking the plaquenil. But, I also...
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    Good evening Terri, I'm doing better, slow week...

    Good evening Terri, I'm doing better, slow week my hands hurt really bad, the pain on knees have been waking me up. My forehead feels like I"ve been hit.
    I've noticed the pain is more intensed 2...
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    Morning Steve, I also did some reading, from what...

    Morning Steve, I also did some reading, from what I read it sounds like there's not enough study to show the relations to lupus (I have the trait not the disease). I definitely need to learn more...
  20. Hi Maggie, and thanks. Well I guess it's worth a...

    Hi Maggie, and thanks. Well I guess it's worth a try plaquenil and cymbalta.
    This goes out to everyone, I have not told my boss, don't know, I don't want him to think less of me. I work for a...
  21. Thank you your info. is very informative. All the...

    Thank you your info. is very informative. All the imput I'm getting here is really helping me, again thank you. Gringa
  22. Good morning Terri, other than my rhuemy and...

    Good morning Terri, other than my rhuemy and primary dr., thats it. In general, just aches on the joints.. my knees, hands and swelling in the hands, at times I've noticed my feet looking swollen, my...
  23. Hi Terri, I'm confused my primary doctor had...

    Hi Terri, I'm confused my primary doctor had start on cymbalta 30mg (samples), do you think I should have talked to my rhuemy first. After reading your post I feel better about
    plaquenil. Thanks go...
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    Hi Terri, one thing I forgot to mention to my...

    Hi Terri, one thing I forgot to mention to my rhuemy, I have sickle cell trait, do you know if that would have some impact on my lupus?
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    Hi Peridot, I was diagnosed with lupus about 8...

    Hi Peridot, I was diagnosed with lupus about 8 months ago, lots of blood work that confirmed lupus. My thoughts right now is wait on the plaquenil until symtoms get worse, just started with cymbalta...
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