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Hydroxychloroquine is an antimalarial drug, sold under the trade names Plaquenil,Axemal(In India), 'Dolquine''...
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robbar5
If on kapanol for nerve damage, is taking plaquenil o.k. to take for arthritis?

Suziesd
Change in generic plaquenil?
The shape of the pill went from oblong to round and I'm not sure that it is the same quality. I wondered if anyone else felt a difference, as in it's not working?

Babs Evans
Allergy History
Would I be a candidate for aralen even though I had a significant allergy to plaquinil

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Tamoxifen plus HCQ is a dangerous duo for the retina. This study included 38 patients using both hydroxychloroquine and tamoxifen; of those patients, 12 (31.6%) developed retinopathy—a rate much higher than in any other subgroup. See Retrospective study published:
JAMA Ophthalmol. 2014; 132:1453-1460

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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.

menopause related. The Plaquenil really got rid on my leg...
" ...3 years ago and had brain fog. The brain fog turned ...to be menopause related. The Plaquenil really got rid... "

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Sle and currently taking plaquinel. Any ideas? It feels...
" Recently I have developed really bad pain in my legs. Its ...have Sle and currently taking plaquinel. Any ideas? It feels... "

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

on Plaquenil and have been back pain. I went to my Rheumy...
" I am on Plaquenil and have been back pain. ...effect but rather that the Plaquenil was not controlling my RA.... "

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robbar5
If on kapanol for nerve damage, is taking plaquenil o.k. to take for arthritis?

Suziesd
Change in generic plaquenil?
The shape of the pill went from oblong to round and I'm not sure that it is the same quality. I wondered if anyone else felt a difference, as in it's not working?

Babs Evans
Allergy History
Would I be a candidate for aralen even though I had a significant allergy to plaquinil

Eyez
Tamoxifen plus HCQ is a dangerous duo for the retina. This study included 38 patients using both hydroxychloroquine and tamoxifen; of those patients, 12 (31.6%) developed retinopathy—a rate much higher than in any other subgroup. See Retrospective study published:
JAMA Ophthalmol. 2014; 132:1453-1460

restless
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.

menopause related. The Plaquenil really got rid on my leg...
" ...3 years ago and had brain fog. The brain fog turned ...to be menopause related. The Plaquenil really got rid... "

Post from
www.medhelp.org
Sle and currently taking plaquinel. Any ideas? It feels...
" Recently I have developed really bad pain in my legs. Its ...have Sle and currently taking plaquinel. Any ideas? It feels... "

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

on Plaquenil and have been back pain. I went to my Rheumy...
" I am on Plaquenil and have been back pain. ...effect but rather that the Plaquenil was not controlling my RA.... "

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