... It's really hard to be patient, I know. It took about three months before I noticed any difference. ... (4 replies)
... It took me about 9 or 10 months. When I developed a severe flare, my rheumy started me on prednisone and plaquenil at the same time. This way while I tapered off the pred over 8 months, the plaquenil was building up in my system. ... (4 replies)
... an think of were within normal limits. All the tests for antibdies for these things were fine. It's just all weird. I guess that's a normal situation though. How long ago did they come up with Seronegative Arthritis and Ro Lupus? ... (14 replies)
... Hi Jenny,
Good to hear from you!! I hope you're having a good day.
So far I'm able to tolerate Prednisone pretty well but I know when I begin the step down I'll go back to what it was like before. Actually I'm only on 15 mg daily which doesn't seem like too much really. It hasn't done away with all the inflammation. My rings are still too tight and I still have that... (19 replies)
... Most of us with chronic pain and chronic disorders get to know what the maximum dose of our drug is and we take what we need most of the time but know how high we go with a med if we need to. And stopping a week before a rheumy visits just doesn't work.... ... (7 replies)
... plaquenil right away. Over several days to a week....everythign just went away. Even the long standing, stubborn swelling in my right ankle. Every pain I had was gone. ... (21 replies)