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nannysbaby
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   Posted 6/21/2013 9:06 AM (GMT -6)   
I have been taking hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil) for 5 years for Sjogren's disease. Since my dx (5 yrs. ago) I have had 24/7 post nasal drip. In Dec. the hydroxy. was not working for my Sjogren's and the doctor put me on Methotrexate. When this exchange happened I began having sneezing at all hours of the day and night and my sinus drainage increased. Every day I sneeze and sneeze. Antihistamine is the only relief I can get and that is not really good for my Sjogren's. My sinus is so painful sometimes I don't know if its dryness or allergy. The pain comes in streaks going up my nose toward my eyes. My question is: has anyone heard of or experienced this from a withdrawal from Plaquenil or had a similar reaction?

Razzle
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   Posted 6/21/2013 9:12 AM (GMT -6)   
Possible sinus infection, given that your symptoms started with plaquenil (a mild immune suppressant) and got worse on methotrexate (a more aggressive immune suppressant).

Consult an EMT and ask about fungal sinus infections.
-Razzle

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nannysbaby
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   Posted 6/29/2013 9:44 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks. I have an appt. late in July.
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