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A 34-year-old female asked:

i am a lupus patient and have been having swelling and headaches for a week. what should i do? i'm already on plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) and 10mg prednisone.

3 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Rheumatologist: Go back and see the doctor who prescribed these medications and who should be following you for progress, side-effects and complications. This is a very serious disease and you need to pay close attention to your doctor. Hope you are better soon.
Dr. Martin Morell
Rheumatology 29 years experience
See below: Have sle disease levels checked, there are better treatments for more active sle.
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Related?: These new symptoms may or may not be related to sle and thus you should consult your rheumatologist.

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