smokers and imunosuppressents
I have been on Paqunil since July for subcute Lupus. I was covered with Hives on my torso and had the rash on my face. My hair was falling out too. The hives on my chest, back, and arms all but went away. My face got a little better but was still a mess and my hair continued to fall out. I started steriod drops on my head, used creams, bought Nioxin and Mirracell. Nothing helped. I went back to the Rheum on Friday he says the Paquinil is not keeping my Lupus under control. My hives are starting to show up again. He said where most of my symptoms are derm based he will leave the choice of a med change to the derm, but mentioned imunosuppressents. The problem is that I am a smoker...I have smoked now this time for 17 years...and my chest xray shows chronic bronctis from smoking.....yeah yeah yeah I KNOW i have to quit...My weight has slowy crept up over the years and I could not face quitting and gaining another 30 pounds on top of what I already am....I started dieting and excersing in May and have lost 40 pounds and plan on quitting in Jan (I should be at goal weight then) .....does anyone smoke and take imunosuppressents?
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