I was diagnosed with Lupus (and Raynaud’s) a year ago after years and years of suffering a variety of intense ailments. I started taking Plaquenil last November. It slowly brought my symptoms under control
I had some flags on my blood tests, taken last week. It turns out the abnormal results are normal, particularly for a person who takes Plaquenil. I also have virtually no pain and only minor swelling.
I have learned to deal with Raynaud’s, for the most part. I don’t think dressing for ultra-warmth on mildly cold days is that big a deal. As for cold-cold days, I have a nice collection of scarves and gloves at this point. If I have to leave them on, indoors, so what? I am a smiling person. This more than makes up for this oddity as far as socializing goes.
I feel I may stay at this level for years and years. I’ve not had a doctor say that, so it may be my imagination. But most definitely my problems are eighty-percent resolved at this point. I only have to get by an eye check next month to make sure the Plaquenil isn’t messing with my eyesight. It’s a rare side effect. I don’t think I’m that unlucky.
My husband is home now, after eight years on the road. I’m adjusting to my empty nest. It may very well be that 2016 will be a very good year.
Does anyone else see positive potential ahead?