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Has anyone experienced plaquenil toxicity with damage to eyes?

Posted 1 Aug 2009 by barb2032 20 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 ...

What is the correct way to discontinue use of plaquenil?

Posted 12 Nov 2009 by awl 8 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 ...

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

Posted 7 Mar 2012 by disneygirlj 15 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 ...

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 ...

Can anyone give me more details on their own personal experience with Benlysta?

Posted 18 Oct 2011 by woman9469 12 answers

I am finally getting ready to start Benlysta for my Lupus! Its been a 10 year uphill battle with steroids, plaquenil, methotrexate, etc... (all failing). Well, except for the wonderful world of steroids which has caused me 50 lbs in weight gain... so, finally one more month! Anything great or ...

Hydroxychloroquine - thigh muscle weakness?

Posted 25 Jun 2013 by sjsrdh49 6 answers

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?

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

Posted 2 Apr 2010 by tanner01 4 answers

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

What are the side effects of Aflapin (60 tablets)?

Posted 18 Jan 2012 by bmailing 1 answer

I was given Aflapin, 60 tablets, and Plaquenil (Hydroycholoquine) 200mg plus injection on my heels for heel pain and some finger joints pain. Few hours after taking both medications I experienced numbness on both arms and feet. I suspect these are side effects of Aflapin, since I did not have any ...

Do either hydroxychol./Plaquinil put you @ risk for greater immunosuppression problems?

Posted 2 Aug 2010 by cjmorr06 1 answer

My husband has been taking Plaquinil (generic hydroxychloroquin) for almost 2 yrs., under a rheumatologist's care. He has Sjogren's Syndrome. He became very ill, and was diagnosed w/ viral meningial encephalitis. We were much later told that the Plaquinil had "lowered his tolerance ...

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 2 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.

Which Rheumatoid Arthritis biological medication is best?

Posted 4 Sep 2010 by jen_pel 3 answers

I have Rheumatoid Arthritis and am currently taking Methotrexate, Plaquenil and Arava and my pain is slightly better but not much. My Dr. is recommending I try a Biological drug but I am not sure which to try: Humira, Remicade, Enbrel, Simponi???

Can I take zantac while taking methotrexate and plaquenil?

Posted 12 Jan 2015 by margmac 2 answers

I have an acid stomach and need to take an antacid need help to choose one that won't be a contraindication

Anyone experience extremely low blood pressure with Lupus & Sjogrens?

Posted 25 May 2016 by Superchic 2 answers

I was diagnosed with Lupus & Sjogrens in 2007. I developed unexplained extreme low blood pressure at the end of last year. I take Evoxac, Plaquenil, Gabapentin, and Prednisone intermittently, as needed. My systolic number is typically in the 80's, the diastolic number is around 45. My ...

Why are people taking prednisone as a regular med to control RA? Thought is was temporary?

Posted 7 Jan 2011 by lricciuti 5 answers

I was diagnosed with RA in 2009. I was started on prednisone, methotrexate, plaquenil, azulfidine, and folic acid. The prednisone was the worst! I think I was on prednisone for about 6 months. I have noticed that almost everyone is on prednisone daily, and am wondering why? Although I don't ...

Has anyone taking Plaquenil ever experienced bruising under the skin?

Posted 11 Jan 2015 by New York despair 4 answers

I have been taking the drug for almost two year for Sjogrens syndrome/lupus and recently I have noticed unexplainable brusing on my back and thighs

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