Hi all, I am trying to get into the best health possible in between all my hospital appointments. My rheumatologist suggested that when in a flare, I can step up my 200mcg of plaquenil to 400 to damp things down, so that hopefully is something can try.
However, he also suggested that when feeling ok with my joints to possibly try to do without the medication one day a week as this over time reduces the amount I can have in terms of years? Is this a regular suggestion by rheumys?
The last 3 Sunday evenings I have gone without the plaquenil as suggested - I usually take it with my evening meal - as a kind of experiment to see. Each week after doing so, I have had more joint and tendon pain and it has taken me days to catch up again to end up back where I was. Is this really possible after missing one dose?
Glad of all your thoughts and comments,