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Suffering with SLE, weight loss, joint pain. On thyroid tablet. Help?

hai i am suffering with sle since 2 yrs n on wysolone 5mg n hcqs 200mg ,just edd to know what is the role n how does these 2 tablets work iwhen taken internally? second question r they any side effects takeing them? i genrally have low immune n problm of weight loss n joint pains as well how can i take of these things sudden weight lose has become a big head ace for me .plz sujjest in detail ?im female 25yrs old its one more thing i never know when i wud be active n when dull,apart form this im on tyroid 125mg tablet
Asked On : Sun, 17 Mar 2013
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The most characteristic clinical feature of SLE is fatigue,and Lassitude(energy less). The medicine you are using contains wysolone 5mg which is a corticosteroid which decreases the inflammation and The HCQ is a hydroxy chloroquine - a gold standard drug which halts the progression of the disease.

HCQ usage over a period of years causes retinal its advisable to consult opthalmologist once in a year atleast.

Steriods on long term use decreases the body immune mechanisms and causes weight gain and bone mineral lose.

But any way its advisable to use the medications under strict supervision of a physician.

Answered: Thu, 1 Aug 2013
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