I took plaquenil for over a year, and I never thought that it did much for me at all. I have since stopped taking it and have moved onto enbrel and methotrexate for RA. They help the arthritis greatly. But I have other symptoms that are troublesome, primarily muscle soreness across shoulders and hips, extreme cold intolerance, and troublesome raynaud's. Wondering if plaquenil will help those sx at all.
Others have told me they didn't realize plaquenil was doing anything until they stopped taking it. I also understand the risk of eye disease is rare with this drug, especially at the doses a lupoid would take it at.
Current dx: Rheumatoid Arthritis
Suspected dx: UCTD/Early Lupus
Current Meds: Enbrel, Plaquenil, Methotrexate, nexium, tramadol, nasonex,Tylenol PM
Past Meds: Relafen, Vioxx, Mobic, Voltaren, Sulfasalazine, Entocort, Prednisone, Humira, Reglan, zyrtec, zegerid, aciphex