Hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil) is an anti-malarial medication used for a variety of inflammatory diseases including systemic lupus erythematosus as well as rheumatoid arthritis and Sjogren's Syndrome. Hydroxychloroquine is contraindicated for Marshall Protocol Plaquenil lingers in the system at least 50 days and cannot be taken while on the MP. Blaney reports he starts his patients on Benicar while they are waiting for Plaquenil to clear their system and has seen no adverse events. How does plaquenil treat lupus Stopping plaquenil effects Can you get a rash from plaquenil Years ago I took Plaquenil - It worked great at first then My Hair started falling out like a chemo victim after taking for 5 months. Ironic because I've been taking Enbrel for 4 months now and experiencing problems of flu like symptoms for 2-3 days after every shot. Please be very careful and cautious when weaning off prednisone. The one time I was on it, I weaned myself off way too quickly and my adrenal gland almost shut down. My mother was on and off of prednisone most of my life. It always took her a long time to finally wean off the drug. Happily, going off plaquenil quelled the worst of my psoriasis, so the overall trade-off was eventually worth it for me. It wasn't very clear from your post whether it was the primary care doctor or the rheumatologist who wants him to decrease the plaquenil. I have been on the plaquenil 200 mgm for about 4 months now. He prefers to wait a couple months before starting minocycline. How to wean off plaquenil Plaquenil Withdrawal – Life As An Anomaly, Advice for weaning off Prednisone - Expired chloroquine still goodH-chloroquine 200mgDo plaquenil and topamax interfere with each otherPlaquenil and c diffCan you take lyrica with plaquenil I don't know if anyone can help as this isn't technically lupus related. 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. Hydroxychloroquine plaquenil withdrawl? - LUPUS UK. Going off Plaquenil - Sclero Forums MAIN - Sclero Forums. Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil MPKB. Have been on methotrexate 20mg firstname.lastname@example.org for about a year and 1/2. Recently moved and have a new Rheumatoligist who did his own blood test and x-rays, according to him he cannot find the blood factor or damage to any joints to prove that I have RA. I would like to know can I stop taking methotrexate or do I have to ween off of it slowly? Or should I even be thinking of stopping the meds? I. It took months to wean off of it and then I started taking the plaquenil. My legs, ankles and feet hurt for 2 months until the Plaqunil finally kicked in. One morning I work up, stepped out of bed and was shocked not to feel the pain. EJ, I cannot contribute much, but just to say that I am currently taking Plaquenil at one end of the day and Minocycline at the other; and in my understanding of the many posts I’ve reviewed here – it is not unheard of to continue both and wean off the Plaquenil as the benefits from the AP take hold.