I've been on plaquenil for 6 months for suspected Sjogren's syndrome (I don't have antibodies for Sjorgren's or Lupus but I do have Hashimoto's and have all the symptoms for Sjorgren's so the rheumatologist suggested a trial of plaquenil). Basically I've been on the drug since January and saw the rheumatologist on Wednesday to see how things are going. Chloroquine 200 mg Plaquenil for itp Plaquenil itching side effects Autoimmune plaquenil So that's the update. The lesson here is - for those who need to go off plaquenil, be careful about just going off it cold turkey. Obviously some of CAN do that, but if you don't know if you're one of them - better to be on the safe side and wean slowly. Take it from me! I am feeling much better after bumping my dose back up over the last few. Methotrexate strong. You were weaned off Plaquenil hydroxychloroquine and started on methotrexate. Your therapy has been escalated. The Methotrexate is working and that is good. Your doctor will be involved with you for your connective tissue disorder for a long time. Hope this helps. Check with your doctor right away if you or your child have any of the following symptoms while using this medicine blistering, peeling, or loose skin, red skin lesions, severe acne or skin rash, sores or ulcers on the skin, or fever or chills while you are using this medicine. I do think it's helped with fatigue and muscle pain but it's hard for me to compare to Xmas as when the improvement is so gradual I think it's really hard to notice on a gradual basis. I *think* I'm improving but it's been a gradual process and I said to him that it's quite hard to tell how much of an improvement I'm feeling. Weaning off of plaquenil Stopping plaquenil. DailyStrength, Is it common practice to wean off plaquenil. Plaquenil eye exam reportPlaquenil brand name vs genericWhat happens is you mix hydroxychloroquine with alcoholSeronegativera plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil is an anti-malarial medication used for a variety of inflammatory diseases including as well as rheumatoid arthritis and. Hydroxychloroquine is contraindicated for patients for several reasons. Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil MPKB. Hydroxychloroquine Oral Route Precautions - Mayo Clinic. Weaning off Flecainide - American Heart Association. Hi everybody! I recently went to the doc and he recommended that I try cutting my Plaquenil in half from 400mg to 200mg/day. I have been on it since March, 2002. It's been about a week and I have noticed a few slight changes, mainly a little stiffness in my fingers and feeling a little fatigued. So she is having me start sulfasalazine---- do any of you take this and even better do any of you take this along with plaquenil and/or prednisone because until I can wean myself off the awful prednisone I will be taking all three medicines. Plaquenil Arthritis Information. Share. Have any of you gone off this drug and had side affects from going off like hurting ribs, hips, feet, fingers, It is terribe so I went back on it today. They also are decreasing my predisone 5 mg every 2 weeks.