At first it seemed like it helped now I feel the same as before I started taking the medicine other than the fact that none of my clothes fit and there is a lot more of me to carry around. Anyone know if I quit taking it if the weight will fall back off I started Hydroxychloroquine 2 weeks ago. One week in and I thought this may just work, except for the ‘extra itchiness’ I seemed to get every night. Buy aralen C1q nephropathy plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil is considered a disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug DMARD. It can decrease the pain and swelling of arthritis. It may prevent joint damage and reduce the risk of long-term disability. Hydroxychloroquine is in a class of medications that was first used to prevent and treat malaria. Apr 09, 2007 Hi CFS101, I have been on Plaquenil since the beginning of my illness, CFS almost 6 years ago. Funny how it all started. I was a case of sudden onset and also broke out with a rash on my chest and upper back which turned out to be Sub-acute Cutaneous Lupus Erythmatosis skin version of Lupus, not Systemic. Side Effects Nausea, stomach cramps, loss of appetite, diarrhea, dizziness, or headache may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly. Remember. I was prescribed this drug to ease my ra disease, I was taking 400mg per day which was to last for 3 months then reduced to 200mg. Right before I hit the two week mark, I woke up with my heart racing and continued feeling my heart flutter all day and I just felt week and tired. After msging Rheum, decided to stop taking meds to see how I feel and continue with the AIP to handle symptoms and try to work at ‘healing from inside out! Time will tell and I’m eager to see how much the AIP is helping once odd meds. Experiences with plaquenil Plaquenil Reviews & Ratings at, Experiences with Plaquenil? ProHealth Fibromyalgia, ME/CFS. Quinoric or plaquenilTinnitus chloroquineChloroquin functional groupsPlaquenil and low neutrophilsHydroxychloroquine keratopathy The aforementioned rare side effect that affects vision hydroxychloroquine retinopathy, if caught early, may improve after discontinuation of Plaquenil. Since the side effect of vision loss is possible but rare, it is important for you to tell your doctor about any vision changes that you experience. Taking Plaquenil for Rheumatoid Arthritis. Plaquenil Oral Uses, Side Effects, Interactions.. Recommended to start Hydroxychloroquine? Rheumatoid Arthritis.. Does anyone have experience with Plaquenil and breastfeeding. Does anyone else experience this and do you know why? Thanks all. Content on HealthUnlocked does not replace the relationship between you and doctors or other healthcare professionals nor the advice you receive from them. Tell your doctor if you experience serious side effects of Plaquenil including. muscle weakness, twitching, uncontrolled movement, loss of balance or coordination, blurred vision, light sensitivity, seeing halos around lights, My own experience is that I thought my extreme fatigue was partly from my diagnoses and partly from my methotrexate. I recently saw a surgeon for something unrelated and she indicated, in passing, that she thinks the cause is likely from the plaquenil. I'm getting a hunch that in my case, she may just be right. What are your experiences?