Plaquenil is like our first line of defense. I would say to take that for sure, it will help prevent things from getting worse and can help fight off future organ involvement. I take a baby asprin everyday and I dont think it would hurt to do so if your doctor suggested it. Are they looking into why your having trouble with deep breathing? Sounds like something that could use more looking into. Im a youngin and cant help much with your other questions but other will come along. Oh and welcome =) Im glad you found us.
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Diagnosed: SLE, Raynauds, InterstitialLung Disease, GERD, Myositis, Vasculitis, Possible Sjogrens.
Medications: 400mg Plaquenil, 2000mg Cellcept, 10mg Norvasc, Nitroglycerin Patch, 20mg Prilosec, 10mg Flexeril, 4mg Medrol, 81mg Asprin.