Welcome to the forum. My name is Kathy and I have SLE, Lupus for many, many years now. I got diagnosed at the age of 36 when I should have gotten diagnosed by my early teens. I kept getting the runaround big time by the doctors before I finally got diagnosed and then the Rheumatologist told me that I had the most classic case of Lupus that he had seen in years. I have been on mediations for the Lupus since 1994 and I will be 50 in December. You said that you are just starting to take the Plaquenil you know that the Plaquenil takes about 4 to 5 months for you to get the full benefit of it, but it is a really good drug for Lupus. There are a lot of good folks that comes in here that are very knowledgeable. Keep posting ok.
Lupus for many years. Like most of my life. Sjogrens that started at 35 and Scoliosis, Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Osteo-Arthritis of the spine, Ankylosing Spondilitis, Periferal Neuropathy, mild CP and now just recently diagnosed with PA. I had a disc replaced in December of 2007.
Plaquenil, Sulindac, Imuran, Celiac diet, Tramadol and B12 shot once a month.