Flare after stopping Plaquenil

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ghlsd2224
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   Posted 7/20/2014 8:57 PM (GMT -6)   
For anyone who has been on Plaquenil and stopped taking it, did you experience a flare and how soon after you stopped Plaquenil did the flare start?

Lynnwood
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   Posted 7/20/2014 9:39 PM (GMT -6)   
When I stopped Plaquenil, I ramped down slowly and did not experience any kind of flare. I think if any symptoms had resumed we would have continued the plaquenil.

I would suggest contacting your rheumy ASAP and resuming the Plaquenil. If you wait too long those flare symptoms might get out of control - if you get back on the Plaquenil quickly maybe you can catch it before things get too bad.

Good luck! And keep us posted.
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Lynnwood
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   Posted 7/20/2014 9:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey, weren't you just diagnosed a couple of months ago? Plaquenil doesn't usually take effect until after a couple of months in the first place, so I don't understand stopping so soon.

Is your question really about Prednisone?
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Sugaree67
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   Posted 8/3/2014 6:01 AM (GMT -6)   
I stopped Plaquenil a few days ago, because if my vision. I notice more pain in my feet and knees but no a full fare yet. I'm hoping not! I will keep you updated, maybe you not have a flare.. :-)
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