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Plaquenil

Plaquenil

Feeling hot and cold with a sore throat today. Started taking Plaquenil last week. Is this common from taking this medication?

A MyLupusTeam Member said:

Two months after starting the plaquenil, I caught pneumonia, then bronchitis, then the flu, then bronchitis again. I was out of work for two months. Only to find out plaquenil is an immunosuppressant. My doctor advised me to stay away from elderberry and any kind of vitamin that will boost my immune system, as that defeats the purpose of the plaquenil. Who knew? That was a year ago. I followed his advise, and I think I’ve been actually sick once in this past year.

posted about 2 years ago
A MyLupusTeam Member said:

Every one reacts differently to different drugs. I couldn't do Plaquenil. It made me extremely sick at my stomach and I tried it two times. Just try it for a while and see how it works out you.

posted about 2 years ago
A MyLupusTeam Member said:

Ive been taking it for 6 months now

posted about 2 years ago
A MyLupusTeam Member said:

After your body gets used to it you wont get sick to your stomach no more but it takes months...and take antacids till body gets used to it

posted about 2 years ago
A MyLupusTeam Member said:

It suppresses the immune system but is not a cure all.i take 400mg a day and still suffer from flares...i take that 600 mg ibprophen or my meloxicom....it has almost gotten rid of my butterfly rash....keep your head up God bless

posted about 2 years ago
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