Acetominophen. Acetominaphen can be taken with virtually no risk. I would take it by itself.
Question for ur doc. You are being treated for a specific medical problem, with two meds that each have signifacant effects and side effects. Certainly you ought not take any antninflammatory meds such as Aspirin or ibuprofen. Drink a lot of non-alcohol beverages, and call the treating physician to inform you have a headache, and follow his/her instructions.
Lupus multi organ serositis. How long does it take to get better/go away? On prednisone, plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) and colcrys.
No simple answer. Everyone with lupus has a different problem. Your physician will help guide you through this but some processes will take longer to control. There are also other therapeutic options besides the ones you are on. The rheumatologist will help clarify. Remember even if you have lupus you may also have other none lupus problems. I was told my patients thenormal person who has lupus and not everything that happens to you is lupus.
Lupus. Lupus is a chronic disease it means that could come back or sometimes the disease process takes a while to get controlled.
I have sle is that normal to have flares? I have flares that takes a week, then come back after few days, though on prednisone imuran, plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine)
Yes and no. You don't describe the specific problems you experience with the flares so the question is somewhat difficult to answer. Flares are part of the disease but some newer therapies have been very helpful in reducing the frequency and severity of flares. Benlysta (belimumab) is a newer agent that I have found to be very helpful in several of my lupus patients. Speak with your rheumatologist.
Lupus flares. Yes. The flares are common in lupus. First the disease itself then the medications get immune system down. The frequency and duration of relapse and remission are unknown. Remain in touch with your doctor.
See below. If you are having frequent flares, one you want to reduce your uv exposure by avoiding the sun during peak hours and wearing sun screen. Secondly, if you are smoking, you need to quit as this reduces the efficacy of plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine).
My moderately elevated AST & ALT improve on prednisone. I have uctd &celiacs. Also take plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine). I'm negative for ai hepatitis. What does this mean?
From celiac disease. Alt, ast maybe elevated in celiac disease plaquenil tends to help the liver? If the alkaline phosphatase and GGT are normal, ast, alt may come from other tissues.
Elevated liver enzym. Elevated liver enzymes indicate some kind of inflammation in liver. It does not have to be auto immune in origin. Many medications are known to cause elevated liver enzymes. Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) (for instance) is notorious for causing this side effect even in therapeutic doses.