I am sorry to hear about your recent diagnosis I was recently diagnosed as well in January. For me the plaquenil actually gave me a horrible rash for about 2 weeks it is actually a rare side affect but it happens don't worry it goes away it starts REALLY itchy then scales then it burns then its gone i would take HOT showers to alleviate my skins irritability then load up on an oatmeal based lotion u can find this ANYWHERE but oatmeal is used for poison ivy so an oatmeal based lotion helps but stay strong it doesn't last forever! I know what you are going through View Thread
Honestly I would wait for the doctor as hard and horrible as that sounds it is the best advice I can offer you. I know exactly what you are going through for 9 months I was having all of these odd symptoms lymphnode swelling, stool issues, weight loss severly, to the point where my doctor was running tests and was convinced I had Cancer. I had begun saying my goodbyes, but they kept on finding dead ends, they found tumors in my Nasopharynx but couldn't remove it and one problem after another but for 9 months no direct answers. Finally by accident my husband (who also has Lupus) his Rheum. ran tests on me and came to find out I had Lupus. I would get all of the tests necessary to be done and never rest until you find the answer you are looking for because you know your own body!!!View Thread
WebMD's Day2Night will help you develop personal coping strategies for living with lupus – at home, at work, or with family and friends.
The opinions expressed in WebMD Communities are solely those of the User, who may or may not have medical or scientific training. These opinions do not represent the opinions of WebMD. Communities are not reviewed by a WebMD physician or any member of the WebMD editorial staff for accuracy, balance, objectivity, or any other reason except for compliance with our Terms and Conditions. Some of these opinions may contain information about treatments or uses of drug products that have not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. WebMD does not endorse any specific product, service or treatment.
Do not consider Communities as medical advice. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your doctor or other qualified healthcare provider because of something you have read on WebMD. You should always speak with your doctor before you start, stop, or change any prescribed part of your care plan or treatment. WebMD understands that reading individual, real-life experiences can be a helpful resource, but it is never a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment from a qualified health care provider. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or dial 911 immediately.