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Plaquenil VS Methotrexate

Plaquenil VS Methotrexate

Which do you prefer and why? I was prescribed methotrexate in September but I decided to not begin it due to fear of side effects. I have my first appt coming in 9 days with a rheumatolgist and I figure they will want to prescribe me something. The more I read about methotrexate the less comfortable I am with taking it. I have begun to read about plaquenil and it doesn't seem as scary... don't get me wrong the eye problems you can develop are kinda freaking me out... But not as scary as methotreread more

A myRAteam Member

I have been on so many different meds, infusions and injections for my RA over the years i cant even count them. You will find out that the fear will go away. I too was afraid of everything but i… read more

Who Else Is On Plaquenil?

Who Else Is On Plaquenil?

Who else is on Plaquenil? I know everyone is different just wondering what to expect. First day on today. Hoping it's better then the methotrexate.

A myRAteam Member

I have been on placquenil for quite a while now. Only side effect is diarrhea. My Rheumatologist just added 10mg Arava She felt I needed something more. Go back in 3 mo.

Remicade Vs Plaquinil

Remicade Vs Plaquinil

My doc just called and said my test was negative for Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE). However RA is still positive.
She wants to put me on remicade or plaquinil. What has your experience been with either drug? Thanks!

A myRAteam Member

I was on Plaquenil for 15 years. It was wonderful. It really helped me to feel better, and function. However,two years ago, my heart started beating extremely fast to the point it felt as if I… read more

Does Anyone Take Just Plaquenil Alone For Their RA?

Does Anyone Take Just Plaquenil Alone For Their RA?

My md wants to start me on plaquenil for my RA . Im currently not taking anything but Monica as needed. My pain is getting worse but I'm scared to start meds.

A myRAteam Member

Ur be OK been on that many years I was scared in the beginning but it must help

Aruva Vs Plaquenil

Aruva Vs Plaquenil

Has anyone taken methotrexate injections along with plaquenil or aruva? Im wondering which would be best. He recommended aruva, but Im worried about the liver toxicity possibility. Im worried about the vision problems as well with plaqueni

A myRAteam Member

I take both Plaquenil and Methotrexate. I have mild hair loss ARAVA is often prescribed instead of Methotrexate. Both Metho and ARAVA can have liver issues.

Already On MTX, Now Started On Hydroxychloroquine And Having Rotten Time

Already On MTX, Now Started On Hydroxychloroquine And Having Rotten Time

Just a week into the added Hydroxychloroquine and I had thought I was improving till I started this. Now every joint aches in the morning and I am struggling with intense fatigue. Does this mean the drug is not for me or should I give it time to settle? Anyone else found this added to their pain initially?

A myRAteam Member

Speak to your Dr and if ok I always state this and follow this . I allow every med a few months to work . I have done 4 to 6 months time frames. If there is a severe reaction that's different and… read more

Does Plaquenil Cause Your Blood Pressure To Lower?

Does Plaquenil Cause Your Blood Pressure To Lower?

I'm having a rough day, Any time I sit up my BP drops - started out this morning at 88/63. It would come up a little and then drop when sitting up.

A myRAteam Member

Drink lots and lots and lots of water. You are getting a little on the dehydrated side. If you are dehydrated just a little, it will drop your BP. Hope you feel better soon. Weather is changing so… read more

Taking New Non Biologic Plaquenil

Taking New Non Biologic Plaquenil

I having been taking methotrexate for about 7 months I take 9 tablets once a week but now my doctor wants to add plaquenil. Has anyone taking PLAQUENIL if so what was your experiences

A myRAteam Member

Found it very useful however my vision after a while started to have problems with my vision. But iif you have a good. Specialist youll be fine

Medication Protocol / Vaccination Safety

Medication Protocol / Vaccination Safety

I want to receive my second booster, however, since my first booster (nine months ago) I’ve been placed on a protocol of low dose prednisone, and plaquinil, and am reading that the vaccine is contraindicated for me? Can someone explain this? My children are coming home from Germany next month ,and we will be in contact with many people during their visit. I want to get my booster.

A myRAteam Member

Had the 2nd booster Wed. All good! Thanks for your input! Be Well

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Has Anyone Been Prescribed 'Plackinol (sp)'?

Has Anyone Been Prescribed 'Plackinol (sp)'?

Some may find this interesting: my Wife has been prescribed the above Rx which was first used as an anti-malarial drug and also prescribed for 'the Donald' when he exhibited COVID symptoms.

A myRAteam Member

I am on it. Still contracted covid-puenomina(?) Mild case

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