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   Posted 3/23/2007 9:35 AM (GMT -6)   
HI everyone this is week two for me on the plaq did anyone get headaches or dizzy when they first started. I can count on one hand how many headaches I have had in my life didn't get them as a symptom of my UCTD before the plaq now I have one daily
UCTD Plaquenil 200 mg and  Diclofenac 150 mg on really bad days Tylenol Arthritis.  and omega 3 with Moducare supplements

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   Posted 3/23/2007 4:36 PM (GMT -6)   
I think dizziness is a side effect but not sure about the headaches, maybe you should call your pharmacist. I hope the headaches go away soon, I know it's miserable to have them, especially every day! ((((hugs))))) Take care and let us know how you are doing.

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   Posted 3/23/2007 8:00 PM (GMT -6)   
I didn't get headaches or dizzyness with plaquenil, just some initial stomach problems that went away. I agree with Stacie about calling your doc or pharmacist. I just posted about terrible headaches that I have been having so I know how miserable they can be. I've been on plaq for almost 3 years though and my headaches are more recent, so I doubt it's the plaq causing mine. A lot of people with lupus do get headaches, so it's possible it's not your meds. It's probably best to check with your doc to help sort things out.

I really hope the headaches go away soon. Take care and keep us updated.
Diagnosis:  UCTD (lupus) 2006; Raynauds 2006; Sjogren's 2006; lupus symptoms began 2003; CFS 1991; Mono 1985
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   Posted 9/8/2010 1:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi there,
I too am on Plaquenil and have the headaches, been on it only 2 days but was told i may get headaches. :)


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   Posted 9/8/2010 8:12 PM (GMT -6)   
I've never gotten a headache from Plaquenil but I've definitely had a lot of dizziness. It's very odd-I don't think I've even mentioned it to my doctor. It seems to happen the most when I go from sitting to standing.

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   Posted 10/19/2010 11:25 PM (GMT -6)   
I never had any side effects with Plaquenil, I got dizzy but I dont know if that was from the meds because I had that problem befor I started them.
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