He reported a history of tick bite and rash in 2002. The knee pain and other symptoms rapidly improved over the next two weeks. He received a short course of antibiotics at that time. After two weeks he reported that the antibiotics were causing nightmares and insomnia. Then one week later he complained of confusion and unsteadiness. Plaquenil for ra What is the drug hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil retinal It seems to be an extremely helpful drug when used as part of a multi-drug regimen for chronic Lyme disease or Lyme Disease Complex, as some call it. Typically it is added to regimens which include Amoxicillin or Ceftin plus Biaxin or Zithromax and Plaquenil or Doxycycline / Minocyline. I have to say that the best I feel is on Plaquenil and doxycycline, with steroids occasionally. I have a flare. I wish that I could find one Dr that would treat me the same as a doctor in Gainesville Florida treated me. so that I could continue to feel better. Plaquenil alone does at first give you night terrors and insomnia. Apr 10, 2019 Plaquenil is sometimes given only once per week. Choose the same day each week to take this medicine if you are on a weekly dosing schedule. Take Plaquenil with a meal or a glass of milk. To prevent malaria Start taking Plaquenil 2 weeks before entering an area where malaria is common. Continue taking the medicine regularly during your stay. He continued to improve rapidly once more with a cessation of neurocognitive symptoms. When I saw him initially he complained of knee pain and swelling, fatigue, generalized arthralgia (joint pain), numbness and tingling and an irregular heart beat. I diagnosed a "brain Herx." I added Plaquenil back, as well as Welchol, presumptively to remove "neurotoxins." I also reduced the dose of Amoxicillin and Minocin. Biaxin plaquenil lyme DOXYCYCLINE/PLAQUENIL - SO CONFUSED! - Road Back Foundation, LymeMD Plaquenil alone? Hydroxychloroquine sulfate tab 200 mgPlaquenil treats celiac Just to be safe, they had me stop. My doc added in Biaxin and Plaquenil, which makes the Biaxin more effective. He said it is good for both Bart and Lyme when they go intracellular. What a crazy set of diseases. I am on 8 different meds, not including the others I have taken in the last few months. Biaxin and bartonella - MedHelp. Plaquenil Uses, Dosage & Side Effects -. Hydroxychloroquine User Reviews for Lyme Disease, Arthritis.. How long to treat patients with Lyme remains an issue of controversy. doxycycline or ceftriaxone followed by the combination of clarithromycin and hydroxychloroquine. like clarithromycin. Plaquenil can cause eye issues, good to get regular eye check up if you take it for a few months or more. which I have not done. yet Sounds like you got everything covered with the Biaxin and the Doxy, probably a good combo. I hope those antibiotics help you make some progress. Hi Chris, welcome to this forum. Of course it is hard to say what the cause is of the increase of symptoms. But I remember I was also feeling a bit worse in the first weeks after I had started taking clarithromycin and hydroxychloroquine.