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Old 09-13-2007, 09:35 PM   #1
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Question Acne and Plaquenil????

Hi All,

I was wondering if anyone has had issues with bad acne since being on Plaquenil? I just finally weaned completely off of prednisone, and I really thought that it was the culprit for my horrible acne problems, but It is still not any better. I feel like a teenager again! I am feeling sooo much better on the plaquenil (5 months now). I am very glad to be off the prednisone. The dolobid I am taking seems to be helping also. I am a little stiffer and somewhat swollen again in the am's after stopping the steroids, but nothing compared to before plaquenil. I hope things continue to get better. The acne is driving me crazy--anyone else dealing with this? Thanks

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Old 09-14-2007, 02:49 AM   #2
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Re: Acne and Plaquenil????

I've been on plaquenil for almost 2 years now and have no problems with acne. It has however, been a tremendous help with my joint pain.

Old 09-14-2007, 10:24 AM   #3
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Re: Acne and Plaquenil????

Thanks for the response. It really seems to be helping my joint pain as well. Maybe the acne is from the Prednisone?? Thanks

Old 09-19-2007, 11:14 PM   #4
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Re: Acne and Plaquenil????

I don't have acne but I am itching something terrible.
I did notice that the rash is almost gone off of my face, I use to have beautiful skin and now it looks awful. Also i can make a fist with my hand and I couldn't before the meds.
Also I was wondering about the test that were ran on me, the only thing that was positive was my ANA and thats it. Is that Bad?

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Re: Acne and Plaquenil????

Kelley, Dr. Wallace discusses the downsides of steroids at some length in his hardcover, which you could find in most libraries & bookstores. Acne is *definitely* mentioned. Why not try the search box (above left), for steroids, & see if you can find something immediately. Hang in there! Sincerely, Vee

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