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Has anyone experienced plaquenil toxicity with damage to eyes?

I have been taking plaquenil for a little over 10 years and getting eye exams regularly. Suddenly I'm experiencing eye problems (blilnd spots). I have stopped taking plaquenil, but now I'm being told by doctors that the damage is not necessarily reversible especially if you have taken it... read more

How long does it take for Plaquenil to leave your system?

I have been taking 200 mg for 6 weeks. Starting last week, I began to have waves of panic. Starting in the middle of the night. I saw my primary care and asked if Plaquenil could be to blame. I do have anxiety disorder but have not had a panic attack in two years and certainly not waves of panic. I... read more

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus - Does anyone else take Plaquenil for Lupus?

I have never been told exactly what Plaquenil does for SLE. I just know my Rheumatologist put me on it. I stopped going to him because he was so negative and I lost an entire year with my family and friends because I was scared to death that being outside in the heat or cold would make me worse. My... read more

What is the correct way to discontinue use of plaquenil?

I started 200mg/day of plaquenil on May 2th. Was told by the doctor that the med, should help me control the systemic arthrirts(Sjogren syndrome /lupus) after 4-6 months of using the med. So far I have no more energy than when I first started and has developed neuropathy which I have just found out... read more

Hydroxychloroquine - thigh muscle weakness?

I took Plaquenil for Sjogren's Syndrome. It got so I couldn't walk up a curb without help before I switched to oral Methotrexate. My peripheral neuropathy actually went away too, and my rheumy thinks it was a rare, toxic side-effect of the Plaquenil. Has anyone else had that happen?

Hair Loss from taking Plaquenil?

Has anyone else noticed a thinning of their hair since using Plaquenil? Or the hair becoming dry and brittle?

Is there a drug that I can take to replace plaquenil?

I take methotrexate also but the plaquenil messed with my vision and I had to quit taking it. I been treated for ra for 19 yrs. And I'm beginning to see more changes in my feet and hands. Julia roberts

Does anything on my medication list cause weight gain?

Effexor Lamictal Clonazepam Hydralazine trazodone Tramadol Zanaflex Tylenol aspirin Plaquenil Lyrica Azathioprine Topamax

Can I have high blood pressure from Plaquenil?

Does anyone know if you have to be weaned off Plaquenil? I've been on it for 15 years, for Lupus?

I've been on it for 15 years. My vision is being affected, although my retna looks good. I also have periferal neuropthy along with just feeling crappy. Insomnia too. I want off.

Has anyone experienced heart palpitations from taking Plaquenil?

I have been taking Plaquenil for about 3 months after being diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. Blood work showed high CRP(C reactive protein... or inflammation). I’ve also recently (2 months ago) been diagnosed with bipolar depression. I’ve had my primary add on Abilify to my med routine... read more

Plaquenil/hydroxychloroquine?

Has anybody lost their taste when taking this medication? Not from having Covid.

Does plaquenil cause hair loss?

If hair loss happens, and plaquenil is stopped would hair grow again?

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