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What is the correct way to discontinue use of plaquenil?

Posted 12 Nov 2009 by awl 5 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 12 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 ...

Plaquinil and sunshine?

Posted 17 days ago 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 7 Mar 2012 by disneygirlj 13 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 ...

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 ...

I have lupus and rheu. arthritis, my Dr has me on prednisone andplaquenil

Posted 28 Jan 2017 by Pinkyphat 1 answer

and wants to add Imuran. Is that OK?

Orencia - Any suggestions for prevention of infection after treatment?

Posted 14 Jan 2017 by Lynniek 1 answer

I am a teacher and I need to work for financial reasons. I have lupus, sjrogren's, fibromyalgia and unmanaged ra. My doctor put me on actemra (in addition to the plaquenil and sulfasalazine I was taking already, as well as periodic prednisone injections, and I had been on methotrexate until it ...

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 ...

Hydroxychloroquine - Is there any user of plaquenil who feels that it caused the brain fog?

Posted 26 Sep 2016 by sighingwhy 0 answers

I noticed it after taking it for 1-1/2 months. Also had eye flashes

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.

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