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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 said:

Yes

posted almost 3 years ago

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 said:

It hasn't for me

posted about 4 years ago

If Anyone Is On Plaquenil, How Are You Dealing With The Nausea And Cramping ?

If Anyone Is On Plaquenil, How Are You Dealing With The Nausea And Cramping ?

I take mine with food and for the first month had no problems. Now I am suddenly having a lot of nausea and stomach cramps. I am only on 200mg a day. I am having trouble eating and have no appetite now.

A myRAteam Member said:

I take 400mg every morning for 5 wks I've had realy bad stomach cramps awaiting blood results 😀

posted 3 months ago

Lips Twitching?

Lips Twitching?

Hi everyone,
I'm newly diagnosed with RA, just started on Plaquenil.
This sounds like a weird question, even to me, but...has anyone else experienced this he? The only side effect so far is that my lips are twitching, like a constant muscle spasm. It's not painful, but it's distracting.
Is this common?
TIA

A myRAteam Member said:

Everyone reacts differently to medications. I've been on plaquenil for over 15 years. Never a problem with lip twitches before trigeminal neuralgia started in 2017. So don't see a connection. But who… read more

posted about 2 months ago

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 said:

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

posted over 4 years ago

Hair Loss Plaquenil

Hair Loss Plaquenil

I’ve been on plaquenil for 4 months. My hair has been falling out a lot, I really mean a lot (500-600 strands/day). i can already see parts of my scalp. 😢😞stopped plaquenil today hoping the hair loss will stop. Not sure what’s gonna happen to the joint pain but willing to take the risk. I’m 33 and the hair loss is distroying me. Has anyone stopped plaquenil because of hair loss? If so, has the hair stopped falling? Help please...

A myRAteam Member said:

I have much the same question: will it stop and is it permanent? I was taking Arava generic with Placquenil generic but when my hair started shedding like a long haired dog, i looked up side effects… read more

posted 9 months ago

Plaquenil

Plaquenil

I have been taking Plaquinil for almost 2 years. Some day my eyes just can't focus and vision is very blurry. I also get a lot of leg, arm and feetpains, not just in the joints, but overall. Last few weeks also been struggling with chest pains. I have RA & Sjogrens Syndrome, also inject Methotrexate and use other prescribed meds.

A myRAteam Member said:

I'm also using Plaqnil and inject methotrexate. Also have RA and Sjogren's and Fibro. Also felt my eyes were getting worse, after examination, my dr told me to drink the Plaqenil only 5 day per week… read more

posted over 2 years ago

Plaquenil

Plaquenil

I've been taking Plaquenil along with Humira and since the COVID19 outbreak the plaquenil prescription I am taking is from a different manufacture. Now I am itching, get hot more and get rashes on and off and my stomach as been upset on and off. I am wondering if anyone else has had this problem? I may have to call my RA doctor to see if anyone else has had this issue. Thank for listening. Hugs.

A myRAteam Member said:

When I started plaquenil I was severely nauseated, constipated, barely able to eat for a year. Then I guess my body adapted and I am rarely nauseous and can eat. Something to talk with your doctor… read more

posted over 1 year ago

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 said:

I've been on plaquenil for about a year. I take 2 tablets in the morning because when I take it at night I don't sleep well and have really bad nightmares. I do take other meds also methotrexate and oread more

posted almost 6 years ago
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