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    Hello all-I am new to this forum but I'm very excited to talk to people who understand my issues and concerns. I have recently been taken off Chloroquine and put on plaquenil. I was on it some years ago but wasnt really in a healthy place so I cant really compare side affects. On Chloroquine I was pretty stable and maintained the same weight for 4 years without diffuculty. I have been reading conflicting reports about plaquenil and weight gain. Have any of you experienced weight issues on Plaquenil? Thanks for your help CG

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    I personally haven't had a lot of problems on the plaquenil. Ive been lucky about not having weight issues but I think it's because im on other meds that make me nauseous.

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    For the most part plaquenil doesn't cause weight gain. Often times people are put on plaquenil and steroids at the same time and the steroids cause the weight issues. Plaquenil does take some time to work, between 3-6 months, but it is one of the best drugs out there for us.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tgal View Post
    For the most part plaquenil doesn't cause weight gain. Often times people are put on plaquenil and steroids at the same time and the steroids cause the weight issues. Plaquenil does take some time to work, between 3-6 months, but it is one of the best drugs out there for us.
    Yeah I was on it about 5 or 6 years ago and dont remember having any serious issues. I have been on 10mg of perdnisone for a while now and have not gained any weight or had any issues. The reason i was switched was because I want to start trying to get pregnant in the fall and my dr thought plaquenil woudl be safer than chloriquine.

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    My going on plaquenil coincided with my stopping running, which made me sad, which made me eat a lot of potato chips. So yes, I have gained weight since going on plaquenil, but I tend to think it was the chips.



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    Quote Originally Posted by cbgallo View Post
    Yeah I was on it about 5 or 6 years ago and dont remember having any serious issues. I have been on 10mg of perdnisone for a while now and have not gained any weight or had any issues. The reason i was switched was because I want to start trying to get pregnant in the fall and my dr thought plaquenil woudl be safer than chloriquine.

    I don't even remember what 10 mg do! Lol I vary between 40 and 60 so my weight gain has been massive
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    Quote Originally Posted by tgal View Post
    I don't even remember what 10 mg do! Lol I vary between 40 and 60 so my weight gain has been massive
    Oh when i have to up ot to 40 I can barely open my eyes...that and it makes me feel like im going to attack anyone who makes me angry. 10 I can handle

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