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Plaquenil Addiction Reducing Agent
I have recurring flares of rashes, joint pain, muscle aches, debilitating fatigue, dizziness. I have photosensitity and one episode of my WBC at 2.0 years back. My ANA is 6:40. I'm on plaquenil. Why are all my other antibodies neg for lupus?
Maybe SLE maybe not.: Diagnosis of rheumatologic disease is generally based on symptoms with support from lab. Sounds like you have a rheumatologic disease and are being treated with a rheumatologic agent perhaps by a rheumatologist. They can explain your particular situation better, but suffice it to say tests are not always right and a single test does not generally make or break a diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Addiction is a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory, and related circuitry. Dysfunction in these circuits leads to characteristic biological, psychological, social and spiritual manifestations. This is reflected in an individual pathologically pursuing reward and/or relief by substance use and other behaviors. A person affected by addiction will be unable to consistently Abstain from use, will have Impaired Behavioral control, will have Craving or increased "hunger" for drugs or rewarding experiences, will have a Dysfunctional Emotional response, and will show diminished recognition of significant problems with their own ...Read more
Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine). When does it start to work? When will it be fully working n treating for rheumatoid arthritis? When will i notice improvement?
Takes time: Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) often takes at least 1-2 months for significant improvement with rheumatoid arthritis -- sometimes it can take up to 6 months for full effect. Be patient. If no improvement at all in 2-3 months though i would check with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes.: No issue with both together.Get a more detailed answer ›
Usually none!: Studies at the cleveland clinic and albany medical college clearly demonstrate that ocular toxicity with ho-q is based solely on getting more the recommended 6mg/kg of body weight. I have never seen ocular toxicity in 1000's of patient I have treated. The most common complaint is queasiness of the stomach when starting it. There are other side-effects, but i've never seen them. ...Read more
It works: May take 2-3 months to work. It is a standard of care to use it. ...Read more
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