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Antonellina: Lupus


Butterflies in Enderlin by Shelley EnszMy name is Antonella, I am forty-eight, and eight years ago I was diagnosed with Lupus. I have periodic checks, and my illness has responded well to therapy—deltacortene, plaquenil, cardioaspirin.

About five months ago, I suspended the intake of plaquenil due to a probable deposit of chloroquine in my retina. Since I suspended the medication, I have noticed that I get vertigo more often, the most devastating symptom of this illness.

Is there anyone who has or has had this problem? I am available for information and comparison of symptoms.

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Story edited 07-14-09 JTD
Story posted 07-22-09 SLE

Story Artist: Shelley Ensz
Story Translator: Alba León
Story Editor: Judith Thompson Devlin
Antonellina: Lupus
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