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Old 02-01-2008, 07:15 PM   #1
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Looks like I might need something else

Basically I was prescribed Plaquenil 200 mg a day and Sulfasalazine 500 mg a day, then to be increased after the first two weeks. I had only been on them for about 2 weeks when I started to notice that my vision changed a bit, light sensitivity so bad I had to sleep during the day and couldn't hardly watch tv or use the computer, also spots in front of my eyes and slightly blurred vision. I also noticed my heart rate increased to the point where it was pounding in my chest and I just couldn't rest at night period. Not sure which drug did it so I discontinued both of them last night. I'm probably going to talk to the rheummy about changing them to something else, or maybe try some natural remedies for this cause I just don't know if I can handle these kinds of drugs. Would anybody recommend gold injections? I know it's an older treatment option that still works in some people. Any insight is appreciated.
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Old 02-28-2008, 05:23 AM   #2
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Re: Looks like I might need something else

I'm still off of the two drugs and feeling kind of worse. More stiffness and pain. My appointment's not til March 25 and I've left a message for the nurse to call me back.
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