Thread: Tried Plaquenil
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Old 09-25-2012, 06:54 AM   #6
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Re: Tried Plaquenil

I was just diagnosed this summer with lupus or MCTD. The first doctor was very laid back and waited 4 months to do something, so I switched to another rheumy. My numbers are very low, 1:180 and rnp's are 8.0. He treated me very aggressively and put me on plaquenil. He told me only 10 mg a day then go up to 20 mg. Either it is my imagination or this drug is great for me. I know the mgs I'm taking are low but it is working. That wanting to jump out of skin feeling you had, I had that feeling also with another drug called reglan, for my stomach so I know that horrible feeling you get. It made me crazy so I make sure all my reglan. Maybe a lower dose will be better for you. My aches and pains have diminished quite a lot and I hope it stays this way. Good luck