Does plaquenil help with fatigue

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    Does plaquenil help with fatigue


    In fact, most people with lupus have fatigue at some point in their illness. “When lupus hit, it was like running into a wall at 80 mph,” says Ann S.

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    I have been on Plaquenil for years. It has not helped me with fatigue. Things like vitamins and exercise might assist with decreasing the fatigue level. I have been on 2 Dmards and a biologic for the longest time. I also take Tramadol for pain and now Indomethicin has been added to the mix to help with stiffness. I think that Plaquenil helped me with fatigue althjough I can still sleep for 12 hours straight at a weekend. 200mg Plaq didn't help - 400md did. It took at least 6 months for me to notice a difference. Taking thyroid meds as well may have helped in my case - but I think it helped more with depression. Rheumy started me on plaquenil and it helped with the tiredness and no energy for a while but it did not do anything for dry eyes/saliva at all so why take it. It is supposed to slow down the immune system so your problems aren't as bad.i.e. tears/saliva. But, I started getting bronchitis in Jan-April.

    “I had been very active my whole life, and the fatigue just knocked me flat. Utterback, Ph D, a broadcast voice specialist in Virginia who was diagnosed with lupus in 2006.

    Does plaquenil help with fatigue

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    Yes, plaquenil should help with all or most lupus symptoms, fatigue, pain, rashes, etc. Here is a link to my blog about lupus meds. If side effects do occur, they are usually minor and last only for a short period of time. Potential side effects of anti-malarial drugs include Skin rashes and pigment change. Atabrine, specifically, can cause yellow pigmentation of skin. Sometimes Plaquenil can also deposit in the tissues of the body and cause the skin to take on a greenish tone. NSAIDs alone didn't help my daughter, but adding 5-Loxin was a game changer for her. Immune cells on the attack produce prostaglandins and leukotrienes and sometimes histamine. Medicines that inhibit these can help slow down the autoimmune response and provide symptom relief while DMARDs like Plaquenil need time to work.

     
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    Chloroquine has long been used in the treatment or prevention of malaria from Plasmodium vivax, P. malariae, excluding the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum, for it started to develop widespread resistance to it. Chloroquine Aralen - Side Effects, Dosage, Interactions - Drugs Chloroquine C18H26ClN3 - PubChem Chloroquine Confirmed Effective as Coronavirus Cure.
     
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    I don't know if anyone can help as this isn't technically lupus related. Plaquenil Withdrawal – Life As An Anomaly Treating Lupus with Anti-Malarial Drugs Johns Hopkins. What is the correct way to discontinue use of plaquenil?
     
  9. vlates Well-Known Member

    Mylan Ramps Up Production of Hydroxychloroquine as a. Chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine, a less toxic metabolite of chloroquine, are antiviral medications that are approved to treat malaria. Because it's less toxic and has anti-inflammatory.

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  10. danigan Well-Known Member

    Let me tell you what weaning down from Plaquenil is like. So that's the update. The lesson here is - for those who need to go off plaquenil, be careful about just going off it cold turkey. Obviously some of CAN do that, but if you don't know if you're one of them - better to be on the safe side and wean slowly. Take it from me! I am feeling much better after bumping my dose back up over the last few.

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