Hope everyone is well. I just wanted to check something about hydroxychloroquine. I started taking it just over two months ago and in the past two weeks have started experiencing tingling in my arms and hands. I did used to get some tingling in my fingertips before starting it, it just seems to have got worse.
To be honest, I know there is SOMETHING wrong with me as I have not been right for about 18 months. But I'm beginning to wonder if hydroxy is even what I need!!?? I have shown no blood test signs of lupus or RA, but had a positive ANA test. My symptoms are joint pain (no swelling though), severe fatigue at times, and also dodgy muscles. Also I get bad upper mid back pain and now the tingling has started. When the doctor started me on hydroxy he said the only thing it would help is my joint pain, and while it has helped a bit, that was never really my main symptom and the symptoms that I do find really difficult (my back and muscle problems) havent eased at all. The muscle thing is horrible as even holding a phone up to my ear starts to hurt my arm. I know it sounds dramatic but sometimes it makes me feel so drained i feel physically sick / generally unwell.
But anyway, havent come on to moan, the rheumatology nurse is supposed to be calling me today so I just wondered if anyone has any ideas or is there anything i should be asking the hospital to do.
Many thanks everyone