Re: Soon to start plaquenil
Hi. I wish I'd had Plaquenil years ago! It's helped with fatigue, pain, photosensitivity, etc. Also, I'd had GI & urinary problems for decades, and migraines, and anemia; and these four nastier problems receded so fast that my head spun. I still have some pain & fatgue, but much less than prior. And I have to be very careful to block sun.
At my rheumie's request, I have my eyes checked twice yearly, but he assured me that his practice (large & in a huge metro area) had *never* seen a case of Plaquenil-induced eye problems. So I decided NOT to overworry it & just go to have my eye check-ups as requested. I've taken it seven years now & will probably be on it for the rest of my life.
FYI, Plaquenil is considered MUCH safer than the older antimalarials & MUCH safer than steroids; thus I consider myself lucky to be a candidate for it.
Hope this is what you're after. If not, just yell, OK? Best wishes to you, from Vee