I lost weight when the flare started this time, and kept losing for a little while after I started plaquenil. but now I seem to have leveled off. Maybe because the plaquenil is working. I hope so.
Hopefully plaquenil will start working for you soon, and the weight loss will stop, if this is the cause of your weight loss.
I lost 14 pounds the first three weeks on 15 mg of prednisone. Very rare. But my dr scared me to death with stories of moon face and a big belly if I didn't completely eliminate all sugar. I did it and lost weight instead of gaining. Evidently I consumed a lot of sugar in my pre-diagnosis days.
I take plaquenil, too, but you know it doesn't kick in for 6 weeks to 6 months! I think mine took the whole six months. I'm unaware of any connection to plaquenil and weight loss.
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