How often at minimal should lupus patient doing well with no issues & only on plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) see their rheumatologist or atleast get labs?

It depends. There is no definite answer. It depends on prior organ involvement, the length of time one has had the disease, how long one has been in remission and the preferences of your rheumatologist.

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I am unsure that my dr is correct of mylupus diagnosis (no labs + other than ANA) 2nd opinion dr says no lupus if I take plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) w/o disease will hurt me?

No plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) is not an innocuous drug and needs careful follow-up. A positive ANA is present in many apparently healthy people and a diagnosis of lupus must not be made lightly based on this test alone. Follow the 2nd opinion and consider finding another family doctor. Read more...

As a lupus patient I have avoided foods like garlic and mushrooms (foods that improve immune system). Is it advisable? On 1g mmf bd, 400mg plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine)

Eat what you like. I would not recommend any supplement advertised as an immune booster. It is ok to eat any fresh foods or vegetables. There is no research evidence that any specific diet or food will cause significant worsening or omprovement in sle. Read more...
Eat what you wish. The "pop" claims that mushrooms and garlic "improve the immune system" are internet rubbish. Many, may be most, plants contain chemicals that in huge doses can interact with cell cultures to exert various effects one way or the other. However, diet isn't going to affect lupus. In fact, having your disease is tough enough without superstition or (as you've probably experienced) ill-informed advice. Read more...

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.

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. Read more...
See below. Have sle disease levels checked, there are better treatments for more active sle. Read more...
Related? These new symptoms may or may not be related to sle and thus you should consult your rheumatologist. Read more...