Plaquenil Help!!

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Date Joined Jul 2008
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   Posted 11/17/2008 12:42 PM (GMT -6)   
I started taking plaquenil about 2 and a half weeks ago. The first week I felt amazing! Almost normal.

Then, about a week ago, I woke up one day and had horrible nausea. I didn't think much of it because nausea was one on my original symptoms and it makes an appearance every now and then.

But, the nausea has not gone away and is unrelenting. It is so bad I am vomitting once or twice a day. Plus, my stomach just seems generally upset all the time.

And now, I have vertigo! I woke up yesterday with it and its here with me again today. The room feels like it is spinning.

Are these side effects of plaquenil? Will they go away?

I am also taking mepron, zith, and omnicef. I have been on these for a long time, so I don't think these side effects are related to these medications.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!!

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   Posted 11/17/2008 1:50 PM (GMT -6)   

I'd say one of two things would be the culprit. 1. This is the time of year for flu's etc(could be a stomach flu virus). 2. Side effect to plaquenil.

You might want to stop the plaquenil for a week and start back up again to see what happens the second time around. That is just what i would do in your situation.

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Date Joined Nov 2008
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   Posted 11/17/2008 7:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations on being normal.

Ask the doctor for something to calm your stomach. You want to remain as normal as possible for as long as possible..

Keep healing.
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