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. Plaquenil therapy and eyes Plaquenil and gerd Plaquenil for asthma Plaquenil hydroxychloroquine "When first diagnosed 3 yrs ago, my rheumy wanted to try Plaquenil first. He did tell me that some people develop allergies to the drug. Sure enough, three months in I developed hives all over my body. Had to stop the drug. 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. Has anyone here had different experiences with the brand or generic versions of plaquenil? I recently got incredibly sick on the generic version and when I emailed my rheumy he said he had heard of it making people throw up but only on the generic version. I am wondering if this has been the case for any of you. 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 Horny teen isn’t afraid to try new things - XVIDEOS. COM, Scared to start Plaquenil - HealthBoards Can plaquenil cause vasculitisChloroquine dose for malaria prophylaxis 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. Plaquenil and skin discoloration. Plaquenil Brand vs Generic. Taking Plaquenil for Rheumatoid Arthritis. Here are 10 things to keep in mind when using Plaquenil Take it on a regular schedule, meaning at the same time each day. Take Plaquenil EXACTLY as prescribed by your physician. Do not stop taking the medication without first speaking to your doctor. Taking Hydroxychloroquine with food and/or milk can help prevent stomach upset. Hey friends, I've just been written Plaquenil, as well- diagnosed with RA and being tested for Lupus and Celiac. My grandmother has macular degeneration; I have friends who were in Asia and took similar anti-malarials- both were quite ill from them. I, too, am afraid- but trying to balance that fear against the life ahead with RA and possibly. However I will try to provide you with some useful information. There are many drugs that have the potential of exacerbating myasthenia gravis. These include various antibiotics, heart medications, magnesium, etc. Plaquenil does have the risk of impairing neuro-muscular transmission and may worsen/exacerbate myasthenic symptoms.