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 methotre… read more
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!
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.
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?
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...
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.
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.
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.