Plaquinal and bloating

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Lisabeans
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   Posted 6/12/2015 10:52 AM (GMT -6)   
I did 3 weeks of prednisone to see if my issues were inflamatory. Did really well on it. I had a slightly positive ana and have ulcerative colitis. Rhumy put me on plaquinal since we believe my pain is inflammatory. Been on it for a week now. Still have pain but he said it takes 3-4 weeks to really see results. I am patient. However, I am extremely bloated. Has this happened to anyone else on it? I have not read that as a side effect. Thanks in advance.

Lynnwood
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   Posted 6/12/2015 11:02 AM (GMT -6)   
Are you still on prednisone? Prednisone is often a cause of bloating, but I've never heard of it happening because of plaquenil.

Are you drinking enough water?
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Lisabeans
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   Posted 6/12/2015 11:03 AM (GMT -6)   
I am off the prednisone for a week now. Did 3 weeks on it.

couchtater
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   Posted 6/12/2015 10:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Might be some leftover side effects from the predisone.

I don't bloat from the plaquinel.

It can take up to 6 months for the plaquinel to fully kick in, but I started feeling a difference in 2 months.
Make sure to get a baseline eye exam from a medical eye doctor. Then every 6 months after that. There is a small risk of plaquinel affecting your vision.

Good luck.
Joy
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wearyRAsufferer
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   Posted 6/14/2015 5:40 AM (GMT -6)   
Oh my please don't tell me plaquenil causes bloat too! I just started it. I am all bloated up from prednisone to the point I am totally disgusted with myself. I look like humpty dumpty. I know it's the prednisone but I beat myself up "for letting myself go" just the same

couchtater
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   Posted 6/14/2015 11:23 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't think you can bloat from plaquinel, Weary.
Joy
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