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    Quote Originally Posted by IsadoraMama View Post
    Thank you, Tgal (if I have that right?)!

    I'm brand spanking new to the message boards and literally all thumbs with my smartphone. You've given me a new perspective on the situation and I thank you for that. I'm indeed lucky to be armed with such knowledge so early on. I'm inspired to medicate and prevent! And you know, it's true...even though I was always very active and dancing with energy to burn, I've had hips that ping and crack and elbows that lock painfully...a few years ago I had a nagging tingling in my left foot... These days I have exhausted days that I blame on working and mothering a feisty 2 year old, but now I wonder about it all. And when I look back at med records my WBC were low in 2009. I'm grateful to my OB/GYN for caring enough to send me to specialists. And I'm grateful to be insured. Thanks for caring enough to write. I hope you're feeling well.

    Antonia
    I just saw this one and that story sounds so familiar. Things we just make excuses about because it is "us" or "Our lives". The fatigue, the joint pain, the "fill in the blank". We also adjust to an amount of pain and discomfort that we learn to define as normal and don't notice. I am glad you are inspired to medicate. Yes, consider the pregnancy. Read up. I will help you find links and I will post some for you to help you get the info. I am a mother first and a Lupus patient second however I can't be a good mother if I allow this disease to destroy me.
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    OK, After doing some more research I may have changed my stance but I am not the one in the situation so here are some links for you so you will be informed when you talk to your doctor. What altered my thinking what the chances of pregnancy bringing on a flare, which can be very dangerous. However, plaquenil does take between 3-6 months to work completely so if you are going to start you will need to do so soon.

    Hope these sites help you get the info you need.

    http://www.rheumatology.org/Practice...e_(Plaquenil)/

    http://www.lupus.org/webmodules/weba...d=602&zoneid=2

    http://www.hopkinslupus.org/lupus-tr...alarial-drugs/

    http://www.lupus.org/webmodules/weba...=624&zoneid=33

    http://www.lupusresearch.org/researc..._neonatal.html
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    That was awesome Tgal..thank you for all of the research.

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