Hi all. Today I had my 1st appointment with the rheumy. She thinks I have either Lupus or Undifferentiated Connective Tissue Disease. She had me start Plaquenil and I took it for the 1st time tonight. Within an hour my face started tingling, then my extremities, then my entire body had intense itching. I took zyrtec and benadryl and put coconut oil on my skin. It has helped but Im still itching some. Im going to call rheumy in morning and ask for advice but wanted others thoughts here from… read more
I’m not sure if this is where I should ask this but does anyone else experience sores on their scalp? I’m newly diagnosed and still trying to piece together this weird puzzle. I don’t know if it’s the lupus or the meds (Plaquenil & prednisone)
Does anyone experience hair loss, dry mouth, and get anxious after taking Plaquenil. I'm suffering from these symptoms and don't know how to solve them. Can you help me?
dr just called and said test shows connective tissue disease. Does anyone know any facts on this. Dr said we would talk about it next visit but I dont want to wait. She wants to prescribe a med that has a small % chance it can hurt vision. I just need some informatiom.
From the beginning of treatment my rheumy put me on 400mg of Plaquenil daily. I take one pill in the morning and one at night. I struggled sticking to my meds and treatment plan for the first couple months or my diagnosis because I was in denial and didn't really believe it so I just recently started taking my medications again as prescribed (I was diagnosed October 2015).
Has Anyone had Immediate eyesight changes (blurred vision, dark sight, problems re-focusing after opening theyre eyes, etc) after starting back on plaquenil? Please let me know ASAP.
I’m sorry to hear that:/ how long were you on it before it ruined your vision?
Hello Everyone! I would like to ask a question about Quinacrine. I learnt that it can be used instead of Plaquenil if people develop side effects of the last one or too sensitive to it. I have a tough ride with Plaquenil. My eye tests are fine but I see the difference with my eyes when I take it (floaters, color distortion). I was about to discuss Quinacrine with my doctor. Do you have any experience with this med? Please, share.
Are these 2 meds actually the same? My Dr had me on hydroxychloroquin (small round tablets) and now after getting a refill, I have a pill that's bone shape and says plaquenil. With the new refill I feel like I'm going to pass out from tiredness. Didn't feel like that with the hydroxychloroquin itself. Both bottles say hydroxychloroquin though.