I have been getting these horrible rashes and they are not related to sun exposure. I am starting to wonder if they are related to Plaquenil. Glaucoma and plaquenil What kind of diet to do while on hydroxychloroquine Oct 17, 2005 Just wondering if anyone has experienced an allergic reaction to CellCept. I started on the drug about two months ago after being taken off of Plaquenil because of an allergic reaction it made me itchy. Just this past week, I've noticed bumps on my neck and face mostly forehead. I am interested to see if anyone here has gotten a rash from Plaquenil after being on it for several months. I have been getting these horrible rashes and they are not related to sun exposure. I am starting to wonder if they are related to Plaquenil. My doctor now wants me to start on Chloroquine instead of plaquenil. After being on it for 5 or 6 years, I had to go off due to some eye changes that were not typical of Plaquenil toxicity. I also had some heart issues which the cardiologist said were atypiclal but could be caused by it. I've always been one to go for the natural route and am starting to feel like I should just stop taking everything and see what happens - so frustrating. My doctor now wants me to start on Chloroquine instead of plaquenil. Allergy to plaquenil after being on it for years Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil, Plaqunil rash - Hydroxychloroquine and thyroidMethylene blue falciparum chloroquine reversal You are in a tough situation. If I understand your history correctly, you started having the alopecia despite being on the plaquenil 2 years ago. Now that you're off the plaquenil, there is more fatigue and joint aches. Plaquenil is very effective for the symptoms of achiness and fatigue. However, there might be a price to pay in terms of retinal toxicity especially after taking it for as long as you have. PLAQUENIL To Take or Not To Take?" Lupus Community.. Plaquenil? DailyStrength. Side Effects of Plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine, Warnings, Uses. Been on Plaquenil for 30 years for rheumatoid arthritis. I don’t know if I have side effect from this drug as they are intermittent. Itching - weird times not consistent Eye watering - constant Headaches - hormonal, RA related Always had thin hair - never fell out No stomach issues ever Get eyes checked 1x a year. My plaquenil post Plaquenil can make you completely blind! *Legitimate looking vitamins I take to help remediate it I took Plaquenil for over 13 years and it caused me and 6 in every 1000 patients, new research shows to have toxic maculopathy it caused. *re even if you quit taking the drug, it can continue to damage the eye until blindness occurs. I’ve taken Plaquenil before with no ill effects but quit taking it as I just got too lazy to remember. Well, i’m Back on it and like after a week of taking it, my anxiety has gotten so bad that my appetite has gone way down and I feel nervous all the time and have negative thoughts like my life is meaningless.