I'm wondering wtf my hair will be like in another 6 months. :-/ Hair pigment changes are uncommon with hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil), but most certainly can occur. I've got naturally very dark hair, but after 6 months of plaquenil I swear it's turning red! The texture hasn't changed but I'm still weirded out! Chloroquine-induced hair hypopigmentation N Engl J Med. Can i take melatonin with hydroxychloroquine Eye report for hydroxychloroquine Restarted Plaquenil on May 20, after 10 year break. Unlike, the first time hair loss started within 2 weeks. Today my hair is coming out 10 times as much while washing it. Does anyone know if this will improve? It helps my RA+ but I can't go bald. Any information is appreciated. Best wishes to all pain warriors for a safe and low pain holiday. I’ve been taking 400* mg of plaquenil a day to treat my RA. lately my hair has been coming out by the handful. i’ve been avoiding washing as much dry shampoo ftw because an insane amount comes out when i do. today after washing/brushing my hair, there was so much left in my brush i couldn’t help but burst into tears. my hair has visibly thinned in such a drastic way, it is destroying. Aug 13, 2010 Prior to that it was straight as a board. Ironically, I had a kidney/pancreas biopsy and was on Cellcept but that was after my hair grew back curly. I think it's the plaquenil and the hair follicle cells changing as the lupus changes the cells in the body and the drugs while combating the disease changes the hair follicles. Just my opinion. The chance of helping for autoimmune (especially scarring alopecias) is high. It's a good question, except one important piece is missing: the chances of hair loss is low. Plaquenil curly hair Hair loss lupus or Plaquenil? DailyStrength, Plaquenil and hair loss rheumatoid Chloroquine diphosphate salt autophagyPlaquenil online Cicatricial alopecia, also known as, scarring alopecia, represents various types of hair loss disorders that cause permanent hair loss. Once hair follicles are destroyed, hair growth is not possible. The 3 Common Types of Scarring Alopecia, and How to Treat Them The 3 Common Types of Scarring Alopecia, and How to Treat.. Medications causing hair to become curly Lupus Forums at.. I have been prescribed hydroxychloroquine to reduce my hair loss?. Oct 22, 2017 Hyrdoxychoroquine Plaquenil use requires patience from patients and physicians. Dr. Jeff Donovan is a Canadian and US board certified dermatologist specializing exclusively in hair loss. To schedule a consultation, please call the Whistler office at 604.283.1887 Dec 27, 2018 Through regulated healthy eating, natural hair products, and vitamins, your hair can grow long and thick again. But, it does take time. I used to have thick and curly hair, but it fell out and thinned because of the lupus and heavy medications. I had to cut all my hair and start over. I hope this helps. I have lupus and do lose hair from that but the dermatologist said as long as my scalp doesn't scar, the hair will grow back. Plaquenil is one of the mildest drugs used for lupus. The current doses are much lower than in the past.