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Post by AbsolutelyFab on Tue Oct 28, 2008 12:09 am

I am beginning to wonder if my overactive bladder/urgency Shocked problems, which started about 2 years ago, could be related to the Lupus. Does anyone out there have experience with this? I tried one of the meds for overactive bladder, and it worked, but I quit taking it due to increased headaches, etc.

I will bring this up to my rheumy in a few weeks when I go in for my follow-up appt.

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Post by christines555 on Tue Oct 28, 2008 1:05 am

Hi Beth,

I'm glad your brought this subject up. I have had an overactive bladder my whole life. When I was in my teens I had a couple of office procedures done but nothing seemed to help. It was about 2 years ago when I had alot of pressure and thought my insides were gonna fall out. I don't remember if anything showed up in the urine test but if it did, it was not significant compared to the pressure I was having. So my pcp put me on Vesicare which has worked well for me. I have not had any pressure since. However I still do have an overactive bladder but not to the extent it was before the med so I am happy with that. Let me know what your rheumy thinks.

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Post by AbsolutelyFab on Tue Nov 18, 2008 8:23 pm

I had my rheumy appt yesterday and brought this up. She doubted that the overactive bladder is related to the inflammation.

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Post by christines555 on Wed Nov 19, 2008 2:41 am

Hi Beth,

It may not be related to inflammation but is that the same as not being related to lupus? How did the rest of your appointment go?

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Post by AbsolutelyFab on Wed Nov 19, 2008 8:45 pm

Christine,
You have a good point. I was a little surprised that my rheumy wanted to double up my Plaquenil. I was taking a very low dose of 200mg/day and she changed it to 400mg/day. I have times when the pain is uncomfortable, but not like before the Plaquenil. The biggest issue is I have a very compromised range of motion in my knees, hips, shoulders and elbows...so maybe she thought the increase would help out with that.

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Post by yardman417 on Wed Nov 19, 2008 11:21 pm

Hello Beth

Chris does have a good point scratch

As for the dr increaseing your plaq hope that helps. I have always heard that if you were't takeing at least 400mg a day you would not have as good of results from takeing it. My dr started me out on 400mg 8 yrs ago and been on that ever since.

But we know that we are are diff in many ways from pain to meds.

Hope things get better for you

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Post by christines555 on Thu Nov 20, 2008 2:20 am

Beth,

My understanding is that Plaquenil is like a maintenance drug to hopefully keep lupus from getting worse. I was put on 400mgs a day from the beginning (June) and I am still on that dosage. I'm surprised your rheumy hasn't given you anything for pain. I was also given Prednisone (20mgs) which helped alot with the muscle/joint pain and I am currently tapering down (6mgs) with no problems. But like Ray said, everyone is different and responds differently. The important thing is that you feel better!! Wink

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