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
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