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Posted 1 Aug 2009 by • 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 ...
Posted 12 Nov 2009 by • 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 ...
Posted 7 Mar 2012 by • 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 ...
Posted 9 Feb 2012 by • 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 ...
Posted 18 Oct 2011 by • 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 ...
Posted 25 Jun 2013 by • 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?
Posted 2 Apr 2010 by • 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
Posted 18 Jan 2012 by • 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 ...
Posted 2 Aug 2010 by • 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 ...
Posted 21 Dec 2015 by • 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.
Posted 4 Sep 2010 by • 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???
Posted 12 Jan 2015 by • 2 answers
I have an acid stomach and need to take an antacid need help to choose one that won't be a contraindication
Posted 25 May 2016 by • 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 ...
Posted 7 Jan 2011 by • 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 ...
Posted 11 Jan 2015 by • 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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