How do i stop taking plaquenil

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    How do i stop taking plaquenil


    I've been on plaquenil for 6 months for suspected Sjogren's syndrome (I don't have antibodies for Sjorgren's or Lupus but I do have Hashimoto's and have all the symptoms for Sjorgren's so the rheumatologist suggested a trial of plaquenil). Basically I've been on the drug since January and saw the rheumatologist on Wednesday to see how things are going.

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    I recently decided to stop taking Plaquenil because I was having constant chest pains even more so than I usually have due to Lupus. Since I have not taken it my chest feels so much better which is odd because chest pain is not listed as a side effect. Also I noticed that the Plaquenil I think was making me feel different but not in a good way. One of the reasons that physicians feel comfortable in prescribing Plaquenil is its low risk to benefit ratio. This means that the side effects of Plaquenil are mild and infrequent compared with its potential benefits. As with any medication, allergic reactions including skin rashes and non-allergic reactions can occur. Plaquenil is generally well-tolerated, but side effects are possible. Common side effects linked to Plaquenil include nausea and diarrhea. Taking the medication with food eases nausea for most people taking the drug. Less common side effects include skin rashes, hair thinning, and weakness.

    I do think it's helped with fatigue and muscle pain but it's hard for me to compare to Xmas as when the improvement is so gradual I think it's really hard to notice on a gradual basis. I *think* I'm improving but it's been a gradual process and I said to him that it's quite hard to tell how much of an improvement I'm feeling.

    How do i stop taking plaquenil

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  6. If you really need to get off it, I would taper down slowly, very slowly. There is a similar posting on Healthunlocked, "Why oh why did u stop taking plaquenil." You may want to check it out. I do go for intense eye examinations every 6 months to see if there is a difference in my eyesight from my base examine. I do have SJS also.

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    I reduced my dosage to 200mg instead of 400mg instead of to just stop taking it. Plaquenil was amazing the first 2 mths I used it, it stopped the fatigue for the most part, stopped my pain. Then it just all came flooding back. don't want to take plaquenil anymore. FYI.probably need to give the plaquenil more time. And take the. Rx Side Effects New Plaquenil Guidelines and More. Written By By Miriam Karmel, Contributing Writer. “If the Academy is taking a position on Plaquenil, then ophthalmologists are held to that standard. We’d better be sure we’re aware of it.”. “Stop the drug Plaquenil if you detect parafoveal thinning. But you do have to. Saturday was a week since I stopped taking Plaquenil, aka Hydroxychloroquine, per my doctor's instructions, and I think I am going through some form of withdrawal. I took the drug as a treatment for sarcoidosis and one of the side effects is a reduction in white blood cells, which is what has happened to me. Plaquenil

     
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    People with autoimmune conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and lupus, can experience hair loss as a troubling symptom of their disease. Hair Loss from taking Plaquenil? - Side Effects of Plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine, Warnings, Uses How to Prevent Hair Loss from Lupus 11 Steps with Pictures
     
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    Plaquenil is the brand name for the prescription drug hydroxychloroquine. Plaquenil Side Effects on Your Eyes and Vision Long-Term Side Effects of Plaquenil for Rheumatoid Arthritis. What are the side effects of Plaquenil?
     
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    Plaquenil Side Effects Common, Severe, Long Term - Note This document contains side effect information about hydroxychloroquine. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Plaquenil. For the Consumer. Applies to hydroxychloroquine oral tablet. Along with its needed effects, hydroxychloroquine the active ingredient contained in Plaquenil may cause some unwanted effects.

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