View Full Version : A few more PLAQUINEL questions

03-08-2007, 10:10 AM
OK, so I started taking Plaquinel about a week ago -- 200 mg, twice daily. . .

Since then, I've noticed three things: My appetite has decreased, my weight has increased by a few lbs., and I now spend an extraordinary amount of time in the bathroom with diarrhea. One would think because I am essentially pooping my brains out, my weight would decrease instead of increase.

What gives?

03-08-2007, 04:40 PM
Oops sorry --- meant "Plaquenil"

03-08-2007, 07:21 PM
I don;t know about the weight gain, but Plaquenil gave me a miserably upset tummy - I think it affects many people that way. Are you taking it with food? You may need to lower your dose and gradually vuild up to a full dose - have you let your doc know about the tummy troubles?