Although I take Enbrel, and MTX, neither one work as well as the Plaquenil and the fatigue and joint pain have returned full force. I had to get off of plaquenil as well b/c of toxicity and benign tumors behind my eyes. I'm just wondering if any of you here have had to stop taking Plaquenil and if so what you replaced it with? Not knowing what your dx is, I don't know what to tell you. I haven't found a replacement except that I started my cytoxan every month now. Chloroquine target cycle Aao 2016 plaquenil Does hydroxychloroquine have renal toxicity 1989 honduras chloroquine Dx of IBS and early stage autoimmune disorder taking omeprazole, bupropion, plaquenil hydroxychloroquine and be more Dx of IBS and early stage autoimmune disorder taking omeprazole, bupropion, plaquenil hydroxychloroquine and bentyl as needed. I have period cramps. If you can't take Plaquenil deleted_user 06/18/2012 My rheumy wants to take me off of Plaquenil because of the side effects, my main problem is that it is causing my psoriasis to go into a major flare besides the hair falling out. If you are taking Plaquenil to treat an inflammatory condition or malaria, you should be aware of the side effects that may occur to your eyes and vision. Plaquenil hydroxychloroquine is in a class of drugs called disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs, which are used to decrease inflammation, pain and joint damage. I also seem to be having a lot of anxiety and I never had this before I stopped my Plaq Am I just losing my mind? All I can do is offer you my sympathy and suggest you talk to your rheumy or hope that others here have an answer for you. I found that some of my symtoms came back after I got off of plaquenil too but I never found something to really "replace it" unforntunately. Yes I do get some kind of strange migraines but without the pain??? (If anything) Since stopping it even the sun is now my worst enemy and I have had to get a pair of sun glasses.. Hi momto3, Wow, I hate to hear that you had to stop taking plaquenil. Since you're taking Enbrel and MTX, I suppose you have RA and I can't imagine having that and not being able to take plaquenil. I have suffered with migraines for thirty years and the only true relief I've ever gotten are from accupuncture and immitrex. I've had other problems as well but I don't think those would help you b/c they are more related to SLE. What else can i take if i cant take plaquenil Stomach cramps from Plaquenil - what to do? Lupus Forums., If you can't take Plaquenil DailyStrength Plaquenil treatment for scleroderma Yes you can take plaquenil and aspirin together. I have lupus anticoagulant and my rheumatologist prescribed me plaquenil and a baby aspirin everyday. Do not take over one aspirin a day though If you cant take aspirin what's best to take? - Answers. Plaquenil Side Effects on Your Eyes and Vision. Started taking Plaquenil for Lupus and now I can't sleep.. The usual starting dose of Plaquenil is 200 mg twice a day or 400 mg once a day, administered orally, in people weighing 80 kg or more. The usual dosage works for most people who take Plaquenil, but it is possible to increase or decrease the dose based on individual needs. It's important to watch for possible side effects and toxicity. Nov 20, 2013 Taking the two is just fine and used in Lyme and other difficult infections. Plaquinil works like a weak antibiotic. MAMA Make sure to take your doxy with food to ease stomach make sure it does not have a lot of iron or calcium such as liver or cheese,ice cream ect. I have stopped taking hydroxychloroquine plaquenil as of now, off my own back, because I am sure it makes my reflux worse/causes stomach pain and I can't afford that if I can't take omeprazole. Any suggestions as to what to do instead as I know oodles of you have had both procedures!