But there also has to be something negative going on if it's making my hair fall out! mshistory - I know what you're saying is ALL true. I won't let things go to long like this, but I am hoping this is just some sort of rebound effect and that things will level off. I need to find a new one, but with 2 small kids and work full time, who has the time?! like i said i have super thick hair so i still have have a good amount but its def not super super thick like it once was. for those of you losing hair loss-lets be like Dolly Parton and all these other stars and wear wigs! It was making me feel better in other ways -no doubt. As for the psychologist, I did try that over the summer, but was not impressed by the one I was going to. If you remember, most wait at least 3 months before they even see any improvement. i lost a bunch of hair the 1st 4 months and now it has steadied off... along with the extreme dry patchy skin that bleads and all my lovely knew wrinkles along my eyes from doing warm compresses , massage and drops!!! this disease sure takes a toll52 yr old Sj S, APS w/strokes, Autonomic Neuropathy, PN, Nephrogenic DI, (CVID) Ig G def., Cushing's, Asthma, Gastroparesis. Hydroxychloroquine versus sulfasalazine Plaquenil and biofilm Chloroquine transfection protocol Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil is considered a disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug DMARD. It can decrease the pain and swelling of arthritis. It may prevent joint damage and reduce the risk of long-term disability. Hydroxychloroquine is in a class of medications that was first used to prevent and treat malaria. I wonder if what you're noticing is really the change in dose. I say this because Plaquenil has a chemical half-life of 30-60 days you can confirm this on wiki or RX info on the drug--so it takes a LONG time to get out of your system.long for you to notice changes in days. This action suppresses the normally overactive immune response in lupus patients which may explain one reason Plaquenil works so well for those suffering with lupus. Plaquenil is a slow-acting drug, meaning that it can take up to 6 months to experience the full benefits of this medication. I thought methotrexate was stronger and had harder side effects??? Being 32 and feeling like I'm way too young to be dealing with any of this but trying to find my way through it BTW, seeing a psychiatrist and dealing with my depression and anxiety seriously saved my life. And your hair is growing back even while you're still on 200 a day? I wonder if what you're noticing is really the change in dose. You need to decided what is more important..or health.52 yr old Sj S, APS w/strokes, Autonomic Neuropathy, PN, Nephrogenic DI, (CVID) Ig G def., Cushing's, Asthma, Gastroparesis. Meds: IVIG & pre-meds, Arixtra, Aspirin, Plaquenil, Cardizem, Toprol XL, Domperidone, Nexium, Midodrine, Symbicort, Fentanyl, Percocet, Zofranthats the hard part---you never know.. If you feel really overwhelmed by all of this, it might be something to consider. now i still have quite a bit of hair but plaquenil made me lose a lot.. I'm wondering if 400 a day is just too much for some of us to handle? I say this because Plaquenil has a chemical half-life of 30-60 days (you can confirm this on wiki or RX info on the drug)--so it takes a LONG time to get out of your system..long for you to notice changes in days. whenever i take something new i think i get a weird side effect--but then again could it just be part of a flare...ughhhhh.. How long is plaquenil in your system How long does Hydroxychloroquine stay in your, Let me tell you what weaning down from Plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine kidney side effectsChloroquine resistant area cdc Hydroxychloroquine is available as the brand-name drug Plaquenil. It’s also available in a generic version. it’s believed that this drug affects how your immune system works, which may be. Hydroxychloroquine Side Effects, Dosage, Uses, and More. Plaquenil What You Need to Know - Kaleidoscope Fighting Lupus. Plaquenil -. Children should not take hydroxychloroquine for long-term therapy. Keep all appointments with your doctor and the laboratory. Your doctor may order certain lab tests to check your response to hydroxychloroquine. If you are taking hydroxychloroquine for a long period of time, your doctor will recommend frequent eye exams. In response to the original question, 60 to 90 days, as long as it take to become effective. As far as panic attacks and side effects are concerned, I have been on it for nine months and the first two weeks are less than comfortable nausea, change in taste, ringing in your ears, hot and cold flashes are completely typical. Montui, glad your going ok. I had my 2nd rhuemy appt. I just started plaquenil, this is my 2nd day. I sure hope this will work for me. I have to take it for 3 months and go back for check up and then i will start the metho.