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    Old 05-02-2008, 07:56 PM   #1
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    vacation from meds

    I can't help but crack up at the post I read about someone taking a vacation from meds. That's what I call it too. I have been off everything except synthroid for about four months now. You just get so tired of taking everything and then having to take something because you are taking something. I am sensitive to meds and if there is a side effect listed you'd better believe I'll get it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i hate em all. I am going to try plaquenil once again only this time I am not going to get the generic form. I probably won't last two days. I have tried like two or three time now.

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    Old 05-08-2008, 06:03 PM   #2
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    Re: vacation from meds

    I've been on vacation from my plaquenil since February. So far so good. No flares. My rheumy knows I went off my medication. She doesn't necessarily agree but she understands its a personal choice. I was curious how I'd do off my meds, what my functioning level would be, etc. Once I was dx it was take this. So I took it. Worked real good for me in some aspects, felt energized but did not stop the flares. I want to stop the flares. So I am off my meds and surprisingly to all, still flare free and my vision is better. It's good to know how I do without the meds and how I do with the meds. This disease attacks everyone so differently that I had to find out how my body was taking it. I'm not ruling out getting back on plaquenil, I just want to see how I do when it is totally out of my system, it takes about six months. I'm being monitored by my rheumy.

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