So far it has helped a little bit but I wanted to add a Hair vitamin(that has Biotin ) and lots of other vitamins for the hair. I ordered from Puritans Pride Vitamin company and I also got some special shampoos and conditioners..its also my Birthday:) Happy Birthday to me... RA is an inconvienence but it will not stop my life!!! GNC usually carries it and it's about 24.00 for 120 capsules. Can plaquenil cause high blood pressure Benefits of plaquenil I worked with my doctor and we reduced the levels and now I have been experiencing the benefits of using methotrexate and getting my life back again. We are not a textbook and need to tweak the doses for our body chemistry. I also take folic acid with it to counteract the negative side effects. I'm also taking Glucosamine with Condroiten and Folic Acid and I pop an Aleve or two every day or so. I mild antidepressent like Xanax, a mild muscel relaxer like Flexeril would not be a bad thing. Stress makes this stuff worse. I have been taking folic acid for a good while now. I do have my liver fuction checked every 3 months as well. I took MTX a few years ago and actually felt good while taking it, but it did raise my liver enzymes and I had to stop it. Actually, I have tried all the meds to treat lupus throughout the years, but most I can't take. I've taken them for about 3 years now and have gained some growth although my eye brows have never grown back. much more important things in our worlds to worry about eye brows right? I am 38 and I am so mad that this is happening to me. Iguess I should be happy that I still have my hair for now. / I thought one was suppose to loose it on this medication?? And it usually doens't cause hair loss...it's rare but can happen. And it is upsetting to lose hair - it's a BIG deal to women. Everytime I took a shower it just came out in my hands and ALOT in the drain. The capsules are MUCH easier to swallow than the tablets (they are huge). I'm 39 and have had hair loss from plaquenil...needless to say I'm not taking plaquenil anymore. Happy birthday and happy hair growth I was on Arava for just a couple of months, and suffered alot of hair loss. Do i need to take folic acid with plaquenil Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment Options Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center, Avara and Hair Vitamins/Folic Acid Arthritis Information Plaquenil cause high blood pressurePlaquenil and pancreatitisHigh triglycerides and plaquenilChloroquine inhibitorHydroxychloroquine renal impairment Background 34 year old mother of 2 diagnosed in December with RA high RF and Anti-CCP. I'm on methotrexate injections just recently increased to 20 mg and plaquenil 200 mg twice a day. And folic acid. Early December I received a steroid injection to help with the pain/inflammation and improve my mobility temporarily. Side effects plaquenil/methotrexate. rheumatoid. Is Anyone Taking Arava? -. Does anyone know if hydroxychloroquine. - HealthUnlocked. My rheumatologist gave me a choice of methotrexate, sulfasalazine or plaquenil and told me to do some research on the medications. No need to take folic acid if you take the active form of folate, the ration is the same; don't go over 1mg. unless your doctor say so. I have a question for anyone taking Plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine. I have been taking it for 7 months now. I just started going to the pool this summer, and every time I do I tan more than I ever have in my life. Even my toes. Each time I am only out in the sun for about 1 1/2 hrs. Plaquenil and Gout - from FDA reports Summary Gout is found among people who take Plaquenil, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 month, also take medication Methotrexate, and have Osteoporosis.