I, too, agree that your doctor could, at the very least, start you on Plaquenil. It is a relatively safe medication with few side effects and it can help with your fatigue also. As you can see, we are all in agreement on that issue.
I can understand that your doctor may not want to start you on steroid (Prednisone) medication or immunosuppressant (Methotrexate etc.) medications because they do have side effects and if your symptoms are mild, there may be no need for them right now. But, to do nothing with a disease that can be progressive is borderline negligence in my opinion.
You have the RIGHT to demand that your symptoms be treated, regardless of his unwillingness. It is unfair to ask you to suffer because he doesn't want to treat you. If he is unwilling to treat you, then tell him to refer you to a rheumatologist who cares about you and DOES NOT want you to just suffer! As we've all said, at the very least, he can start you on Plaquenil. This is a slow-acting drug that can take 2-3 months before you truly see its benefits, so you need to start it now. Especially if your Lupus is mild, this drug may be able to prevent your Lupus from escalating.
Please call your doctor and/or his nurse immediately and tell them that you will not just idly sit by waiting for your symptoms to worsen and you will not rely upon over-the-counter medications to treat your Lupus. Since you are diagnosed with Lupus, you want to be started on Lupus medication!
I wish you the very best, please let us know what you decide and what your doctor prescribes.
Peace and Blessings
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