Re: Worsening Body Aches and SLE
Jen, it sure can't hurt to ask your rheumatologist. You might also ask about vitamin D & thyroid levels (because Vit D can tank in people who avoid sun and hypothyroidism is just plain common).
Plaquenil has helped my chronic problems for > a decade, but because I've had pain all along, I take Advil daily. I've found this spring especially rough & have been taking more Advil than usual. (Bottoms of my feet & my shins are especially awful.) Although I replaced some of my "comfort shoes", I haven't noticed any difference as yet.
I hope you find out something useful & get some relief. Good luck, Vee