I'm new to this forum and would appreciate some help. I've had RA for 5 years and took plaquenil for the first four years. Towards the end of that, I started having scalp rashes and lost a great deal of hair in patches. Dr. changed meds to Arava, which has caused severe skin irritation on my fingers, hands, and toes. I was taken off of Arava yesterday, and now have the choice of plaquenil or MTX. Any advice would be gladly considered. I have had no responses, so maybe I should ask all of you out there who have been on both: If you knew plaquenil kept your RA symptoms pretty well controlled, but you were losing your hair on it, would you go back to the Plaquenil, or would you do the MTX? Please help!
Post Edited (West Girl) : 11/4/2010 3:22:13 PM (GMT-6)