Re: been taken off plaquenil
I just wanted to jump in and say that I have had an ER Dr. tell me at the beginning of this year that my heart racing might be due to the Plaquenil. I've been on it now for about 2 yrs., and have noticed there are some occasions where that will happen. This particular instance was one in which I had been taking some allergy medicine during that week (it was in the spring when everything started blooming all at once), and I wondered if it might have been due to that. But I was confused, cause the allergy medicine never did that to me ever before in the past, and I've had to take allergy medicine on and off for many years. So I wonder if it may have even been the combination of the allergy med and plaquenil?? Is hard to know for sure, but when I asked my Rheum. about it later, he said he'd never heard of the heart racing as a side effect.
Anyway... just wanted to mention about that. It still happens a lot actually.. my heart racing.. but these days I have been having a lot of problems w/anxiety, and had two major panic attacks in one week a few months ago. So I some days even wonder if Plaquenil is contributing to that?? I honestly wish I knew!