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MCTD/UCTD +fibro +chronic pain from trauma

Mar 15, 2015 1:04 AM

I am trying to find information on why I have chest pains.
Been seeing rheum and just dx with MCTD/UCTD. I experience kidney pain and chest pain and am trying to understand if this pain is actually my body damaging itself.
Starting plaquenil and a little nervous of the side effects but I'm in functional without meds. Just took a 1.5 hr appt for a baseline exam because of the chance of eye damage.
Any one else with this diagnosis or medication?

Mar 17, 2015 9:09 PM

I take Plaquenil for Lupus. I had no side effects whatsoever for the last 5 years!

Mar 18, 2015 4:26 PM

I took Plaquenil for RA the side effects were not bad for me but the eye exam was scary. Ultimately there was not much benifit from the medication and it did double my baseline normalliver function panel. Short version I stopped the drug after about a year. Hope it works for you.

Jan 25, 2016 3:02 AM

I have UCTD, Fibromyalgia, and a number of other problems. I too take Hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil), but also take gabapentin, nefopam, Rizatriptan, codeine, paracetamol and morphine. The last four are as required pain relief. I also take Levocetirizine for allergies, Citalopram for depression, and omeprazole for stomach acid. I have rotten skin, and asthma too, so I have medications for those, and also for IBS.

It's no fun, but none of us choose this.

Jan 25, 2016 8:04 PM

MyDogMMPain, I've been on plaque for sjogrens, almost a year. I've had no bad side effects and actually good pain relief. Hugs & prayers it works well for you! πŸ™‚πŸ™πŸŒΌπŸ’•

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