Re: Hand MRI
I was diagnosed with lupus in 2003. I have consistently had a negative RF. I went to the doctor again yesterday and he said that this new hand MRI works so well and is so sensitive in picking up evidence of erosions that they are finding it more and more in people with lupus. It was thought to seldomly occur in lupus because these erosions didn't show up on xrays. Anyway, he added Arava to my treatment plan. I have been taking Plaquenil for 2 years and it worked well on its own for a while, but recently the pain has been more intense. So, hopefully, this medicine will help make me feel more myself again.