| | Re: Plaquenil
Hi! I took Plaquenil when I was first diagnosed (like most people) since its a mild arthritis med. It proved ineffective for me. Its one of those meds that the Dr's give you in the beginning. If it doesnt work for you, tell your RD and they'll move you onto something stronger.
I actually had an allergic reaction to it 2 weeks after I started taking it. I broke out in a huge rash on my neck and chin. It was unsightly! But the prednisone knocked out the allergic reaction in no time flat.
Usually if Plaquneil doesnt work, they'll move you onto Methotrexate. Its more powerful but has more side effects. Its kind of scary taking all these meds but if you want the quality of life that you were used to, its important to take them as prescribed.
Good luck with the plaquenil and be sure to tell your RD if it doesnt seem to work after a month or so.