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1st Plaquenil. Itching Terribly. Allergic?
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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

A MyLupusTeam Member

Started hydroxychloroquine (plaquenil generic) 4 months ago. Had colorless rash under the skin on both arms. Ice was the only thing that helped the crazy itching. Bought a case of portable ice packs… read more

Okay Okay To Use Marijuana While Takeing Plaquenil . Does It Prevent Plaquneil From Working ?
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Thankyou I take Hydrocodone

Has Plaquenil Helped You?
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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).

The Plaquenil really upsets my stomach. I get acid reflux and it triggers my GERD and I wake up with a sore throat all… read more

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I don't know whn this was post because I haven't been on this site in yrs but I had Lupus dicoid and systematic for almost 40yrs I been on generic placnil since 2001 and cellcept I have acid reflex… read more

Using Marijuana While Taking Plaquenil
A MyLupusTeam Member asked a question 💭

I used to smoke a few years ago, but stopped. I was just recently able to get into a rheumatologist and was diagnosed with lupus and put on a few medications. The main one being Plaquenil
I smoked last night with a friend, about 30 minutes after taking my pill
I was wondering if anyone has had any experiences with them interacting with each other? Like when you smoke after taking your dose, does it make you trip or get too high, etc. I haven’t really been able to find anything about it on… read more

A MyLupusTeam Member

Courtney- has this continued to be true for you? I wish I lived in Canada!!

Hydroxychloroquin And Plaquenil
A MyLupusTeam Member asked a question 💭

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.

A MyLupusTeam Member

They are both the same. Maybe you need prednisone

Methotrexate What Are Your Experiences
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They just started me on Methotrexate injections, I do them once a week. They took me off Plaquenil as I didn’t feel like it was working after being on it for 4 months. I’m also on Cellcept 2000mg and prednisone 30mg (they want to lower this now down to 5mg a day if we can)
Has methotrexate worked well for others? Any advice? Also my Dr told me to take 1000mg of folic acid when I do the shot of Methotrexate but I have read conflicting reports.

Also I’ve noticed though the last few days… read more

A MyLupusTeam Member

Thank you @A MyLupusTeam Member. I’ve done a fair amount of research on alternative meds. And it’s something that I already do in my morning routines. I truly hope the Cellcept doesn’t give me… read more

What Kind Of Medications Are You All On For The Lupus
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@A MyLupusTeam Member, all are natural supplements, including CN-SP, except for TP+SCs, which are your own stem cells
For prescription meds I am on Diltalizem for blood pressure, insulin for T1D, and… read more

Head Sores
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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)

A MyLupusTeam Member

Well mine was lupus period… not meds. My hair loss was my first sign reasons I went to the hospital. I use hydrocortisone cream on my scalp. I PROMISE this disease is crazy and get on my nerves!

Vision Problems?
A MyLupusTeam Member asked a question 💭

Mine get more blurry the longer I read or watch TV.

A MyLupusTeam Member

Mine have been getting blurry too after reading or watching tv and hurting lately but I didn’t start taking hydroxychloroquine until this past November. I didn’t figure I had been on it long enough… read more

Plaquenil
A MyLupusTeam Member asked a question 💭

So my new rheumy plans to start me on this in August, do u all have any bad side affects from it or is there some things i should watch out for or be prepared for?

A MyLupusTeam Member

I take it and was able to wean off prednisone 60mg in two weeks. I think it depends on the person, as I’ve been having really good réponse to it and cellcet. I’m only taking what the doctor prescribes… read more