I have been on plaquenil for about 10 weeks now without much success. I have had the sickness to my stomach and not felt like me including exhausted but it's not as bad as I feared. My hair is coming out slightly Not in clumps are anything, just a little here or there. My doctor said if I don't feel better in a few more weeks, we could switch my medicine. Really though in order not to have worse things happen it is what we have to do. I switched back to cymbalta three days ago and have experienced huge relief. Is hydroxychloroquine a dmard Can hydroxychloroquine be used for thyroid It has numerous benefits on lupus and in general tends to lower cholesterol for instance. It is interesting that you were first prescribed mepacrine/quinacrine instead of Plaquenil. Mepacrine will do more to battle the fatigue as it is stimulating, Plaquenil is not as helpful in that respect as it is not stimulating. When I asked him if I should stay home from work and pull my kids out of school, he said it may be an overreaction, but since we don’t really know, my health comes first. Make sure you’re taking your Vitamin D I take 50000iu/once a week. Unrelated to Covid-19 My lupus is currently attacking my lungs. But these past few weeks my joints are calm except now that I ate wheat did not hurt so bad like before so I guess the plaquenil is working already or the cellcept. My husband told me sometimes it helps your body but sometimes you could not just recognize it much. good luck and hugs to you. Vitamin B-12 might help with the hair, ask your doctor about that, well wishes to you and I hope the mtx can help you....((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((Jeanneac)))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))healing hugz and well wishes and keep us posted on how your doing... Had headaches with the plaquenil so went to the sulfar and predisone. (like i did friday) Take care of yourself and big(((HUGS))) on your journey. He said it would be one that they would have to more closely monitor me on with some blood tests. I was thinking it was methotrexate but I do not want my hair to fall out. It might be coincidence but since on the plaquenil, I have noticed a growth spurt of hair especially at the hairline. Plaquenil made me sick, so I can't take it either, but there are other medicine out there,the doctor's will get you on something that'll help, keep hope..wishes to you and try the methotrexate,to see if it can help... I know it is scary but anything to stop the pain and misfunction of not being able to use my hands or move my knees or not have my ankles cave out and fall. I suspected that I had fibromyalgia on top of the inflammation. I am so relieved but hope I don't start having bad side effects from it like I did before with a very dry mouth and gritting my teeth at night. Plaquenil and quinicrine not working anymore for lupus Plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine for use in Autoimmune., Plaquenil and corona lupus Quinoric vs plaquenilPlaquenil sulfa Compare Methotrexate vs Plaquenil head-to-head with other drugs for uses, ratings, cost, side effects, interactions and more. Methotrexate rated 6.7/10 vs Plaquenil rated 6.8/10 in overall patient satisfaction. Methotrexate vs Plaquenil Comparison -. Plaquenil.long do I have to wait? DailyStrength. Treating Lupus with Anti-Malarial Drugs Johns Hopkins.. Hopefully I'll learn more on Aug 15th. Even though I might not have lupus I want to thank everyone for sharing and accepting me to this forum because it's really helping me cope with the unknown. It's not been working so great for me lately, though. Mepracrine or quinacrine can be used as a combination therapy I understand if plaquenil. Maybe hormone changes, maybe mood disorder, maybe huge stressful life that needs to be cut back. not saying you cant blame every single uncomfortable thing in life on lupus, but lupus is not the entire you. menopause is a wild ride thru hell with or without lupus, cancer, grief, indigestion, bee sting - check for other issues as well. This medicine is not effective against all strains of malaria. Plaquenil is also an antirheumatic medicine and is used to treat symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and discoid or systemic lupus erythematosus. Important information. Taking Plaquenil long-term or at high doses may cause irreversible damage to the retina of your eye.