Just a quick note to tell you that I have taken Plaquinal and I didn't have any problems. I was closely monitered too. Unfortunately it did not work for me. If you read most meds have scary side effects just make sure the doctor moniters your blood closely and watch for side effects so you can stop it fast. Good Luck to you
The Best You Can Be At Any Given Moment Is Yourself -Elizabeth Alraune sosmegod
Paleo/Primal here too....makes so much of a difference.
I have a sensitive stomach and couldn't handle Plaquenil, but take Doxycycline for my RA. My doc has been great in not wanting me on the "normal" meds....although he does remind me each visit they are available.
Plaquenil is an anti-malarial, and of course has side effects, but I believe a lot better than suppressing the immune system. One theory for a cause of AI diseases is that it is actually a low grade infection. The doxy is working well for me.
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Palindromic Rheumatoid Arthritis diagnosed September 2007
Hello there , I have been fighting fibromyalgia for three years, now it seems i have RA. They want to put me on a drug called plaquenil which is scarry for me. the side efffects look bad anyone taken it? I have also started a strick paleo diet today and will start physical theropy thurs in hopes to help this.
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