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    Thanks for all the nice words. It is great to have such a wonderful dr. I also forgot to mention the doctor said I have IBS. I'm not really sure what it is except for the bowel issues, so if someone knows anything about it, i'd appreciate the advice with it.

    I'm now taking Plaquenil 200mg twice a day. Neurontin 300mg once a day for a week, then twice a day for a week, then 3 times a day for a week, then four times a day for a week for the fibro pain and the nerve issues. Then a re-evaluation in about a month. I am also taking 3 5mg tablets a day of Prednisone for a month then 2 tablets for a month and a re-evaluation. He also told me to get some prevacid for the stomach issues, fish oil, vitamin d and a daily multivitamin. I was also told to avoid anyone who is sick because the plaquenil is an immunosuppressant and will cause me to get really sick...I already get really sick easily anyway, so this one kinda scares me. But I'm hopeful.

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    Hey Amanda,

    IBS is irritable bowel syndrome...someone with that tends to go from loose stools or even diahrrea to constipation...it can cause nausia and pain, too. I have that, also...the prevacid, though would not be for that but for the acid reflux or GERD...do you have reflux? That means burning in your esophogus? One of the worse times of it will be when you are laying down. Oh well...I have both IBS and the reflux(gerd)

    Plaquenil is an anti malarial pill that they discovered helps lupus patients...the prednisone is a immunosuppressant..It is true about getting something easier when you are taking prednisone...you are in University, right? You will just have to do your best to stay away from someone coughing and sneezing...wash your hands...etc...
    Hope is a wonderful gift and it is really good that you have it....I am hopeful for you, also...
    I have promises to keep and miles to go before I sleep, and miles to go before I sleep.......Robert Frost

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    sick n tired,

    thanks, that's helpful. The doctor didn't say anything about reflux, but i get heartburn a lot, is that the same? And yes, I'm going to a University, so it's difficult to avoid people, especially the sick ones because of classes, but we do what we can, right?

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    Yes...what you are calling heartburn is probably acid reflux.... Well you can try to stay away from those who are openly coughing and sneezing...one other way would be to wear a mask, but you might not want to do that right now...I do understand, just know that is an option if you catch everything that comes around, now.
    I have promises to keep and miles to go before I sleep, and miles to go before I sleep.......Robert Frost

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