Not a dumb question. I only know what order they prescribed for me. (NSAIDs, prednisone, plaquenil, immunosuppresants - methotrexate then imuran.) However, I don't have skin related lupus problems (malar rash once in a while) or major organ involvement, with the possible exception of the pericardial inflammation - not exactly an 'organ.' I'd be curious to hear if there is a standard protocol for meds or if it's case-by-case only.
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