It can decrease the pain and swelling of arthritis. It may prevent joint damage and reduce the risk of long-term disability. Chloroquine in transfection Does plaquenil help with fatigue Be sure to notify your other physicians when taking this drug. This drug does not have a strong effect on the immune system, so vaccines recommended by other physicians are generally acceptable. Notify your eye doctor when you are on this medication so regular visual screening tests can be performed. Patients in earlier stages of hydroxychloroquine retinal toxicity usually do not experience symptoms, though the rare patient may note a paracentral scotoma that causes trouble with reading as well as diminished color vision. However, most patients usually notice symptoms only after scotomas have become severe. Hello all, I am currently new to this site and ran across the discussion about stopping Plaquenil. I have been taking Plaquenil for about 8-9 months and thought that it was not helping me because I still have a fair amount of joint pain, fatigue, muscle pain and so many other issues. Today, it is used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, some symptoms of lupus, childhood arthritis (or juvenile idiopathic arthritis) and other autoimmune diseases. Hydroxychloroquine is in a class of medications that was first used to prevent and treat malaria. Plaquenil are trying to not have people take it Plaquenil and stomach issues." Lupus Community., Hydroxychloroquine-Induced Retinal Toxicity - American. Do hydroxychloroquine and levrthryrine interactIs chloroquine-primaquine capitalizedArthritis medicine hydroxychloroquineChloroquine lysosome acidification I 21M have been on methotrexate for about a year, before that was on plaquenil. I have some osteopenia in my hands and wrists from the RA, along with some arthritic damage in my spine. And many of the middle joints on my fingers are fatter/puffier than they used to be. That's just how it is with RA, yknow? But I'm still not okay with it. Methotrexate and coronavirus rheumatoid. Stopping plaquenil. DailyStrength. Plaquenil and Sulfa Allergies" Lupus Community - Support.. Mar 16, 2009 If you take plaquenil, you need to get an eye exam every six months, but it's very rare to have problems. My ophthalmologist has seen problems, but only in people who have taken it for YEARS. It's not a problem that just happens overnight. According to him, the people that have problems take it for many years for rheumatoid arthritis. Anita, I also can tell a difference within three or four days if I haven't had my Plaquenil. I have to say that I'm taking offense to you saying "Maybe it's a placebo effect." C'mon! It's hard enough to get people outside of the Sjogren's community to believe what we say. It's insulting to have to prove this to one of our own. Plaquenil is being used to treat Covid 19. MCTD is not quite the same as Lupus, but there's a huge symptom overlap. I often just tell people I have Lupus instead of trying to explain what MCTD is because I'm tired. Aren't you tired? I'm tired. I'm fucking exhausted.