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    Default New here and sick on Plaquenil

    I am 46 and from Oklahoma. Started Plaquenil about a week ago and sick as can be from it. I could use a cheering group right now.lol

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    welcome whl family sorry you are feeling sick right now i dinot have any side affects from plaquenil but some other members might have it can take up to 6 to 12 weeks to work properly. if it persists tell gp i found ginger helps with nausea hugs kim

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    hi hairwhisperer,
    welcome to we have lupus.

    plaquenil is one of the most commonly used drugs for us.
    it is a desease modifying drug.
    my non medical explanation is that the drug creates a chemical reaction within your body.
    some people are more tollerant than others to this reaction.

    there is a few recent threads about how people cope with plaquinel.
    i hope you can find some options within them.

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    Hello and welcome,

    I'm happy to cheer for you! I don't have any issues with plaquenil but i know there are others here who have. Many have said that things settle down after the first few weeks. When do you take it? I take mine after dinner.

    I'm looking forward to getting to know you.
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    Thanks for the replies everyone. I was doing well on the new med for the first 3 days (I followed directions and took the pill only after a full meal) then on the 4th day I decided that my iron gut didn't need to eat a full meal. I had a few potato chips and took the pill. I became very ill and the next 3 days have been rough even though I am eating a full meal before taking the med. I am also having headaches. Oh how I wish I had ate a full meal on that 4th day!

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    Hi Hairwhispherer
    I am new here also and like you having a problem with plaquenil. After talking to rheumy we decided to lower the dose until I get use to it and then slowly increase the dose. I am now taking it at night and this seems to help some. I hope this info helps and it gets easier for you.

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    Hello hairwhisperer, i have been using plaquenil since i was 16 years(now 23), but in my case i have constantly headaches and gastritis, Best wishes to you from México and a big hug

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    You might want to try taking a dose a bedtime. I have heard it helps. I have never had any issue with it so I have no personal experience with problems. I know it helps when I take my MTX at bedtime because I sleep through the worst of it. Same is probably true for plaquenil.
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    hello and welcome however sorry that you had to find us. I have never had any issues with Plaquenil, I have been on it for about 5 months now. the only real problem that I seem to have was that it was great a first and after about 2 months it acted like it didn't want to work anymore so they had to add another med to boost the plaquenil. So now we wait and see if the med is going to start working again.

    Hope that you get some ease with the meds I know how hard it can be

    Take care
    Lea
    SLE Lupus diagnosed 8/8/11
    COPD,Raynauda's, IBS, Asthma, Sleep Apena, Amenia and Arthritis,Diabetes,Reflux TMJ, temporal arteritis
    Half dead, cripple and crazy but still above ground.
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    Novolog injections, Medrol injections, MTX injections, Dicyclomine, Plaqulin, Iron, Spreva inhaler, Advair inhaler, Albuteral inhaler, Fish Oil, Calcium, Diclofenac, Citalopram and doxcycline

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    Don't forget that it takes plaquenil between 3-6 months to really work. It is slow acting and builds up in your system. Don't expect over night results but it will usually help
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