I've been on plaquenil for 6 months for suspected Sjogren's syndrome (I don't have antibodies for Sjorgren's or Lupus but I do have Hashimoto's and have all the symptoms for Sjorgren's so the rheumatologist suggested a trial of plaquenil). Basically I've been on the drug since January and saw the rheumatologist on Wednesday to see how things are going. Chloroquine itching remedy Plaquenil and artemesia annua together Hydrocodone and plaquenil I agree with warmwaters- I have heard of stopping cellcept if you develop an infection because it is an immunosuppresant but I too have never heard, nor have I been told my rheumy or PCP to stop taking plaquenil when I have an infection. When my doc was telling me about. the plaquenil and some symptoms I might experience, he told me to stop taking it if I felt weird in any way. ok, my tongue swelled and felt itchy and burny. Well, after day three I decided it wasn't a minor thing and called my doc. So now, no more plaquenil. I am on nothing and I'm in pain all over again. yay me. Find patient medical information for Plaquenil Oral on WebMD including its uses, side effects and safety, interactions, pictures, warnings and user ratings. Do not start, stop, or change the. I do think it's helped with fatigue and muscle pain but it's hard for me to compare to Xmas as when the improvement is so gradual I think it's really hard to notice on a gradual basis. I *think* I'm improving but it's been a gradual process and I said to him that it's quite hard to tell how much of an improvement I'm feeling. Stopped my plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine plaquenil withdrawl? - LUPUS UK, Had to stop taking Plaquenil - Plaquenil and contraceptive pillOct appearance of plaquenil toxicityGluten free plaquenilPlaquenil botox interactionPlaquenil and wound healing Find patient medical information for Plaquenil Oral on WebMD including its uses, side effects and safety, interactions, pictures, warnings and user ratings. Plaquenil Oral Uses, Side Effects, Interactions, Pictures.. Plaquenil Oral Uses, Side Effects, Interactions, Pictures, Warnings.. Treating Lupus with Anti-Malarial Drugs Johns Hopkins Lupus Center. One of the problems with Plaquenil is that because it's so slow to act, the improvements are also slow and subtle. So most people don't realize that they've improved until they STOP taking it. I've been on it twice, along with Atabrine another antimalarial. In my case, it never worked so I didn't notice a change. I had to stop Plaquenil after a few days. I couldn't walk, was dizzy, my speech was slurred, blurry vision, etc. but, I'm the one who usually gets side effects. I know people who Plaquenil has worked wonders. The side effects cleared up within a week. I also have Sjorgens, and my eyes were dryer on Plaquenil, but the blurry vision was the worst. Plaquenil-induced toxicity usually will not occur before five years of taking the drug. “Eye damage due to Plaquenil is not common,” he says. “Rarely will anybody who has good vision and minimal symptoms develop loss of central vision or ability to read if annual screening is done and visual are symptoms reported as soon as they occur so the medication can be stopped if toxicity occurs.