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Old 03-04-2012, 04:36 PM   #1
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Plaquenil forever??

I've been on 200mg Plaquenil for almost 7 yrs. I have had some issues with my rheumatologist and my family doctor is taking care of me now. My rheumatologist never listened to me anyway, my family doc is the one that would put me on Prednisone when needed and took care of things anyway. The only other Rheu. is an hour away. The ringing in my ears is getting worse and when I looked up Plaquenil, that is one of the side effects. Just wondering what others have experienced.
That 200mg is twice a day.

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Old 03-05-2012, 07:04 AM   #2
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Re: Plaquenil forever??

Watoozie, you didn't need this! Did you see the recent thread in which another member discusses lupus-ears? From that, I actually suspect (but don't "know") that Plaquenil side effect is only one possible cause.

Another thought: did either doctor consider cutting your Plaquenil dosage? I was put on a maintenance dose of 200 mg (meaning one pill daily) about 1-1/3 years in. That may be worth asking about, for various reasons, not just ears. I hope you post more when you can, always, Vee

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