But there also has to be something negative going on if it's making my hair fall out! mshistory - I know what you're saying is ALL true. I won't let things go to long like this, but I am hoping this is just some sort of rebound effect and that things will level off. I need to find a new one, but with 2 small kids and work full time, who has the time?! like i said i have super thick hair so i still have have a good amount but its def not super super thick like it once was. for those of you losing hair loss-lets be like Dolly Parton and all these other stars and wear wigs! It was making me feel better in other ways -no doubt. As for the psychologist, I did try that over the summer, but was not impressed by the one I was going to. If you remember, most wait at least 3 months before they even see any improvement. i lost a bunch of hair the 1st 4 months and now it has steadied off... along with the extreme dry patchy skin that bleads and all my lovely knew wrinkles along my eyes from doing warm compresses , massage and drops!!! this disease sure takes a toll52 yr old Sj S, APS w/strokes, Autonomic Neuropathy, PN, Nephrogenic DI, (CVID) Ig G def., Cushing's, Asthma, Gastroparesis. How much is plaquenil with insurance Adverse reactions to chloroquine Plaquenil manufacturer mylan pharmaceuticals inc assist Dec 07, 2009 I've been on Plaquenil for just over a year ~ no vision problems, no side effects. My LLMD prescribed it as a cyst-buster for Lyme disease. Remember, the likelihood of developing Plaquenil toxicity severe visual problems is very, very rare. PS - I had a severe adverse reaction to Zoloft in 2006, even though I had previously tolerated it very. I started the antibioitic protocal about six years into the disease and started feeling better so I cut my Plaquenil doseage in half. My rheumo said not to do this until my labs returned to normal, but since they were close I did it anyway. Plaquenil should be used with caution in patients taking medicines which may cause adverse ocular or skin reactions. Caution should also be applied when it is used in the following • patients with hepatic or renal disease, and in those taking drugs known to affect those organs. I thought methotrexate was stronger and had harder side effects??? Being 32 and feeling like I'm way too young to be dealing with any of this but trying to find my way through it BTW, seeing a psychiatrist and dealing with my depression and anxiety seriously saved my life. And your hair is growing back even while you're still on 200 a day? I wonder if what you're noticing is really the change in dose. You need to decided what is more important..or health.52 yr old Sj S, APS w/strokes, Autonomic Neuropathy, PN, Nephrogenic DI, (CVID) Ig G def., Cushing's, Asthma, Gastroparesis. Meds: IVIG & pre-meds, Arixtra, Aspirin, Plaquenil, Cardizem, Toprol XL, Domperidone, Nexium, Midodrine, Symbicort, Fentanyl, Percocet, Zofranthats the hard part---you never know.. If you feel really overwhelmed by all of this, it might be something to consider. now i still have quite a bit of hair but plaquenil made me lose a lot.. I'm wondering if 400 a day is just too much for some of us to handle? I say this because Plaquenil has a chemical half-life of 30-60 days (you can confirm this on wiki or RX info on the drug)--so it takes a LONG time to get out of your system..long for you to notice changes in days. whenever i take something new i think i get a weird side effect--but then again could it just be part of a flare...ughhhhh.. Plaquenil cut in half Bone Joint Muscle - Arthritis Is anyone taking liquid., Plaquenil Arthritis Information Photoreceptor integrity line plaquenilChloroquine resistant malaria mapPlaquenil and lyme disease I've been on Plaquenil 4 months and I have noticed some brown spots on my face. I had no idea what they were and was going to see a Dermatologist. I still might. I have very fair skin, so these spots are difficult to hide. Has anyone else had this problem? She told me to cut the Plaquenil dose in half and see if that makes a difference. Plaquenil and spots on skin DailyStrength. Plaquenil 200mg Film-coated Tablets - Summary of Product.. Let me tell you what weaning down from Plaquenil is like.. Plaquenil hydroxychloroquine is considered an older DMARD disease modifying anti-rheumatic drug. Plaquenil was actually first classified as an antimalarial drug, but it is also used to treat certain rheumatic and autoimmune conditions which are unrelated to malaria. Generally, Plaquenil is a treatment option as monotherapy used alone for mild rheumatoid arthritis or as combination. Plaquenil is sometimes given only once per week. Choose the same day each week to take this medicine if you are on a weekly dosing schedule. Take Plaquenil with a meal or a glass of milk. To prevent malaria Start taking Plaquenil 2 weeks before entering an area where malaria is common. Continue taking the medicine regularly during your stay. Nov 14, 2019 So, you basically cut the disease in half—probably a little more—and I think there's substantive data out there that plaquenil is safe to use in pregnancy. If you have lupus, it's an added benefit to maintaining it during pregnancy.