I don't recall having been given that particular med, so I am unfamiliar with it.
Plaquenil is an old medication - as many, like methotrexate, are. I think sometimes these meds are for one thing, but they find over time that they do help other ailments. I don't know if it plaquenil or azulphidine....or what, but it was originally a typhoid medication. They learned that patients who also had joint pain/issues were feeling better while taking the typhoid medicaiton....long story short - it is now given as an RA drug.
How they determine which TYPE of RA it helps makes me laugh since, in my experience, no 2 doctors can agree on WHICH TYPE of RA I have! Take care.
How about it, I couldn't agree more!
Sounds just like Neuros...some say you MUST have a Spinal Tap for a MS diagnosis,,,other say not needed, not very reliable!
Yes, Plaquenil is for malaria. But in conjunction with an antibiotic the Plaq actually helps when the bugs pushes out the antibiotic; making it ineffective. The plaq aids in the acidic environment and kills the bacteria. My swollen ankles and feet and toes are feeling better already! but then again it comes and goes! my doc says it neurological and could take some time!
my doc did mention I could have GI issues; luckily for me the bugs didn't take up residence there..
My minocycline script mentioned it's used for RA...have you ever tried it? If so, it would be important to not take steroids.