Anywho..rheumatologist has me starting Plaquenil tomorrow and I'm nervous! I'm always scared to take new medications because I'm nervous about how they'll mix with my current medications and how the side effects will affect me. How does plaquenil treat sjogren& 39 Plaquenil heart side effects Plaquenil throat pain Mary Ellen, I don't have the dark circles. I have not started any meds at this time. Rheumy told me I should go on Plaquenil during my first visit a year ago but I am so sensitive to any meds that I have been afraid to try. I have noticed though that when I am out in the mall for a long period of time my the skin right around my eyes is red. I was prescribed Plaquenil for UCTD. Afraid to take as I am so sensitive to meds. Suffering from fatigue, sleep probs and itchy rashly skin. Anyone have success with Plaquenil. Scared to start Plaquenil Hi, I'm new here, and was "semi"- diagnosed a month or so ago with lupus by a rheumatologist. He prescribed Plaquenil to see if it might help me because I fit enough of the lupus criteria. Right now I'm on Prednisone (20 mg), Lyrica (400 mg) and Topamax (100 mg). She's only starting me on 200 mg a day, because I've lost so much weight, so I guess it's good it's a lower dose. Afraid to try plaquenil Taking Plaquenil for Rheumatoid Arthritis, Plaquenil for UCTD - Autoimmune diseases - Inspire What happens if you stop plaquenilFluoroquinolones hydroxychloroquineDrugs.com hydroxychloroquineHydroxychloroquine lyme treatment I just recently found out that some states have banned it from being sold. It is totally safe for you to try if you can buy it. Again, it has to have the guanifenisin in it. It will say it on the label. It may be worth a try. I have tried being off the plaquenil for a short time and had to go right back on it. I'm afraid to take Plaquenil DailyStrength. Scared to start Plaquenil - HealthBoards. Hydroxychloroquine User Reviews for Sjogren's. -. Very scared of side effects and feel like I’m putting poison in my body with strong medications. I’m 58 and woke up one morning with 10 stiff fingers Dec. 2012 and every morning since. April 2013 I went on Plaquenil for a year and it helped reduce swelling for awhile but then stopped helping. Plaquenil is not an immune suppressant. Here is a good explanation I found of what it does and what little they know about how it works. Plaquenil hydroxychloroquine is a one of a number of drugs which have been used for many years in the treatment of malaria. I am a little afraid at this point as I have always been a healthy inidividual. I have spent that last couple of years really going down hill. At least now there is a diagnosis and I will begin treatment starting tonight with the gabapentin. Doc indicates that it can take up to 2-3 months for the plaquenil to aid in reflief for the Lupus.