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What is the correct way to discontinue use of plaquenil?

Posted 12 Nov 2009 by awl 6 answers

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 ...

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

Posted 9 Feb 2012 by kcd250 11 answers

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 ...

Has anyone experienced plaquenil toxicity with damage to eyes?

Posted 1 Aug 2009 by barb2032 19 answers

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 ...

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

Posted 7 Mar 2012 by disneygirlj 14 answers

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 ...

Plaquenil - How long before it starts to work?

Posted 11 Mar 2018 by Jheim 1 answer

Started Plaquenil in January. It makes me nauseated and more headaches than usual with crazy dreams. The fatigue is overwhelming. How long before the pain gets better?

Hydroxychloroquine - How do I stop burning feeling on my face?

Posted 9 Feb 2018 by Tania Louise 1 answer

I have been on plaquenil for nearly a year for my erosive osteoarthritis, my arthritis is getting worse so my specialist put my dosage up and now I have burning sensation on my face. Is there anything to stop this reaction .I am putting flannels in freezer but its only a short relief :(

Has anyone experienced anxiety after/ while taking Plaquenil?

Posted 27 Jan 2018 by Cat7girl 1 answer

I’ve taken Plaquenil before with no ill effects but quit taking it as I just got too lazy to remember. Well, i’m Back on it and like after a week of taking it, my anxiety has gotten so bad that my appetite has gone way down and I feel nervous all the time and have negative thoughts like ...

How do you stop Plaquenil safely?

Posted 29 Jan 2018 by Leggs1945 0 answers

In 2012, I developed severe hand swelling. It was diagnosed as RA, though I had no joint pain, nodules, or any other symptoms. My RA factor was negative, so the doc said it is "serum negative RA." I never believed it, but agreed to try Plaquenil 200 2x daily, and Prednisone ( for a couple ...

I'm not able to purchase Plaquenil here. Is there an alternative effective medicine that works?

Posted 22 Oct 2017 by CHIP204 0 answers

I've taken this for 35 years and it seems to work very well.

Plaquinil and sunshine?

Posted 8 Apr 2017 by Wambam 1 answer

I supposedly have an auto immune thing going on and seeing that I've responded to plaquinil that it's most likely lupus.. Recently the pain in the afternoon is brutal. I'm exposed to some sun. Was wondering.,what's up with sun and plaquinil? Could sunshine cause bad pain?

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

Posted 5 Nov 2016 by Joyceagnes 1 answer

I have been treated for Lupus for 20 + years and I just found out I do not have Lupus, I have MS.. I have to stop taking the Plaquenil that I have been taking 200 mg twice a day for 20 years... How long will it take to get out of my system?? I cannot tell you what this has done to me... 20 years is ...

Newly diagnosed and haven't started medication yet?

Posted 8 May 2017 1 answer

I have mixed connective tissue disease. Doctor said it was mild and wants me to do plaqenil 200 mg twice daily. Does anyone know what the side effects of this drug are. And also how do you manage the side effects? The doctor said that it can damage my retina but the medication is also given to ...

Does Plaquenil interact with Adcirca? I have been on Adcirca for 4 years now and it has dramatically

Posted 29 Apr 2017 by KatrinaLFK 0 answers

... improved my exercise capacity. I started taking Plaquenil 3 weeks ago and in the last 2 weeks I had two lots of syncope after doing things that I regularly do with no problems - walking up my driveway. I was completely unconscious and had a bad fall but no memory of even feeling shortness of ...

Possible side effect of hydroxychloroquine that haven't been mentioned?

Posted 22 Jan 2017 by Sickofthis51 1 answer

Have been on Plaquenil for 3 months with no ill effects until recently when l developed this terrible itch--feels like ants biting you under your skin, and appears in different places on your body, mostly arms and legs, but apart from the marks left from scratching, doesn't leave a mark on the ...

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

Posted 21 Dec 2015 by Lupie523 3 answers

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.

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