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Plaquenil for Lupus
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vivid nightmares
I started plaquenil 400 mg 4 weeks ago. The nightmares started 1 week after starting and are getting more and more vivid, real and terrifying. Typically nightmares don't bother me but as a survivor of severe domestic abuse with PTSD, my nightmares decided to relive that part of my life every time I close my eyes. I hadn't had any nightmares or relapses of the PTSD for 3 years until starting this med. The lupus symptoms have improved with the combination of methotrexate I had been on and I'm not getting pneumonia all the time like I was on the TNF inhibitors. However starting to rethink this med if I'm going to be going to bed to these dreams every night. My doctor told me how important the treatment is being I'm 32 and my heart is being affected now. Do they ever get better??
Sarah B
December 8, 2014
I don't know if this will help you; however part of my pain management of degenerative spinal arthritis with 2 fusions (4 levels), Rheumatoid Arthritis, and a ankle fusion that left considerable nerve pain... Long story short, I have PTSD as well and was suffering nightly horrific nightmares, I am on morphine, gabapentin, plaquenil and anti-depressents (2)..I stumbled upon a treatment that for me has been fairly bulletproof.. I take 1 mg of Ativan/Lorazapam before sleep and it blocks the nightm

Suzanne
Plaquenil and retinal detachments
I'm 43 and diagnosed with RA about 2 yrs ago. Have been on Plaquenil 200mg/day for over a year. Coincidence??? Since this summer, living through hell because of multiple retinal detachments in my left eye... Just found out other eye's retina looks like lattice, so also thinning out. I want to stop taking Plaquenil but also afraid of RA flare-ups... Solution anyone???
November 19, 2014
I have been on plaquinil for a little over a year and had a retinal detachment in my left eye. I am 55 years old. No symptoms other than a few floaters. Came on suddenly.

" ...years ago and had brain fog. The brain fog ...to be menopause related. The Plaquenil really got rid o... "

" ...took Plaquenil for 18 months for my rheumatoid arthritis. It seemed to help my inflamation. My MFM, OB,... "

" ...am on Plaquenil and have been back ...effect but rather that the Plaquenil was not controlling my R... "

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" ...daughter was just diagnosed with Lupus. she has had ...she does eat. she takes plaquenil. did you find anyt... "

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" ...and I was wondering if anyone taking plaquenil has experienced eye ...worried about that the doctor just increased my pl "

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" ...Sick From Plaquenil? I have taken plaquenil twice now and every time I do, I experience an indescribable,excruciating pain... "

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" ...Plaquenil has caused me some hairloss. I have not ...this time. Before i got sick i used some malaria-drugs to prevent malari... "

" ...10 years. I recently had to go off Plaquenil because of eye problems. I am in so ...what I can use instead of Plaquenil. ... "

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We found 59,245 discussions
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vivid nightmares
I started plaquenil 400 mg 4 weeks ago. The nightmares started 1 week after starting and are getting more and more vivid, real and terrifying. Typically nightmares don't bother me but as a survivor of severe domestic abuse with PTSD, my nightmares decided to relive that part of my life every time I close my eyes. I hadn't had any nightmares or relapses of the PTSD for 3 years until starting this med. The lupus symptoms have improved with the combination of methotrexate I had been on and I'm not getting pneumonia all the time like I was on the TNF inhibitors. However starting to rethink this med if I'm going to be going to bed to these dreams every night. My doctor told me how important the treatment is being I'm 32 and my heart is being affected now. Do they ever get better??
Sarah B
December 8, 2014
I don't know if this will help you; however part of my pain management of degenerative spinal arthritis with 2 fusions (4 levels), Rheumatoid Arthritis, and a ankle fusion that left considerable nerve pain... Long story short, I have PTSD as well and was suffering nightly horrific nightmares, I am on morphine, gabapentin, plaquenil and anti-depressents (2)..I stumbled upon a treatment that for me has been fairly bulletproof.. I take 1 mg of Ativan/Lorazapam before sleep and it blocks the nightm

Suzanne
Plaquenil and retinal detachments
I'm 43 and diagnosed with RA about 2 yrs ago. Have been on Plaquenil 200mg/day for over a year. Coincidence??? Since this summer, living through hell because of multiple retinal detachments in my left eye... Just found out other eye's retina looks like lattice, so also thinning out. I want to stop taking Plaquenil but also afraid of RA flare-ups... Solution anyone???
November 19, 2014
I have been on plaquinil for a little over a year and had a retinal detachment in my left eye. I am 55 years old. No symptoms other than a few floaters. Came on suddenly.

" ...years ago and had brain fog. The brain fog ...to be menopause related. The Plaquenil really got rid o... "

" ...took Plaquenil for 18 months for my rheumatoid arthritis. It seemed to help my inflamation. My MFM, OB,... "

" ...am on Plaquenil and have been back ...effect but rather that the Plaquenil was not controlling my R... "

Post from
www.prohealth.com
" ...daughter was just diagnosed with Lupus. she has had ...she does eat. she takes plaquenil. did you find anyt... "

Post from
ehealthforum.com
" ...and I was wondering if anyone taking plaquenil has experienced eye ...worried about that the doctor just increased my pl "

Post from
ehealthforum.com
" ...Sick From Plaquenil? I have taken plaquenil twice now and every time I do, I experience an indescribable,excruciating pain... "

Post from
www.prohealth.com
" ...Plaquenil has caused me some hairloss. I have not ...this time. Before i got sick i used some malaria-drugs to prevent malari... "

" ...10 years. I recently had to go off Plaquenil because of eye problems. I am in so ...what I can use instead of Plaquenil. ... "

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