My Rheumy put me on Prednisone for 5 days (since my blood tests were mostly mid level, not high) to see how it affected my pain and swelling. It worked great! I was able to raise my arm above my head to shampoo my hair in the morning, and pick up a glass of water. And going up and down the stairs, I'm almost back to running up and down. Can't believe how much better I feel.
Then he wanted me to call at the end of the 5 days to see how I am. And I was told by his nurse that he wants to put me on Plaquenil (Hydroxychlorquene) after I have my colonoscopy and endoscopy next week. I was found to be severely anemic, so they are going to do those procedures to rule out any other issues.
Any one been on Plaquenil? Does it help, any major side affects? I believe I have a mild form of RA, but have not been told this by the doctor. Should I ask if that is my diagnosis? Thanks for any answers to my questions.