Had my eye exam today, yearly and vision field baseline before using the Plaquenil for Sjogrens. Had a little change in my vision but not a lot. Since my glasses are scratched I'm going to get new lens with new rx.
The field vision and glaucoma tests were clear. My optic nerve and... (Forgot name) is healthy. She said I'm god to go on using plaquenil. Now I just have to wait for the rheumy doc to call it on. I sure hope it helps with this fatigue! 🙏🌼
Me to Scaryann. My hubby wanted me to go to Kroger with him but I just couldn't. The eye doc said she'll recheck my eyes yearly and after 5 years every 6 months. She said she's yet to see a plaquenil patient develop damage in their eyes, the biggest risk. I'm praying I won't be the odd ball patient! Lol They made me redo a test so until she told me it was good I was worried. 🙏🌼
I just hope the EGD they do in the morning has good results. I've complained of swallowing issues for 2 years. Had almost every test they could think of except this. I'm choking on foods (especially meats) and medication. Doc said it was just the GERD, but when he found out about the Sjogrens he changed and said it may be the cause, and of the IBS I've had for 15-20 years, can't remember when they dx it. So I'll be up at 5am to head to the hospital. I really hope I sleep. We all know just because our bodies are exhausted doesn't mean we will sleep. Wishing everyone a good night's rest and a much better day tomorrow. 🙏🌼
Flappsy, That is such wonderful news. I am glad that it worked out for you and I hope and pray that the medicine helps you tremendously. You deserve a much needed reprieve from things not working out. I am glad that your eyes are healthy and that you are cleared for this medicine. You have actually made my day by hearing such good news... God listens to our prayers
Scrappy, I'm anxious to start it. The rheumy doc said I should feel a big difference in the fatigue and possibly the pain too. If I had to choose one is prefer a fatigue reprieve because I can mostly function on pain days, unless extreme. But a reduction in both would be such a blessing! Now I'm praying I don't have any allergic reaction or sensitivity to it.
Yes He does AlwayZ, especially if we don't give up, have faith. I'm praying for reprieve for you and everyone else, each according to your needs. We may not get well, but with God on our side to help us through, and each other for support, who knows but Him what the future holds! 🙏🌼
Thanks everyone! Whether coincidence or not, after taking the plaquenil last night I had total bowel incontinence today (7x!!!). My granddaughter was here and it upset her with me having two severe accidents. I had to try and explain why and she did pretty well. When I showed her the waistband of the depends diaper she goes, "yeah, my big papa has to wear those!". I hope and pray it is not the med! I know the pelvic floor dysfunction is the highest cause because i can't control the anal muscles to hold of until i get to a toilet, and i have a numb abdomen from three abdominal surgeries, so i don't feel any warning cramps or rumbling like normal. It's horrible! 🙏🌼