All my issues were resolved over a years time on low doses. I believe my problems started with side effects of a statin, which I stopped taking during my Plaquenil treatment but resumed after symptoms were resolved. Is plaquenil a sulfa drug Can plaquenil cause ed Hydroxychloroquine retinopathy prevalence Plaquenil and nail changes Duff Man told us in 2917 that Plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine which has been used to treat lupus works for rosacea. A recent paper published confirms this and states, " Finally, the 8-week HCQ treatment exerted satisfactory therapeutic effects on erythema and inflammatory lesions of rosacea patients, indicating that it is a promising drug for rosacea in clinical treatment." Plaquenil is effective for Lupus patients, as well as people with UCTD described to me by a rheumatologist as "Lupus-like" or "Lupus-lite" or "mild Lupus". So it's very possible to be on Plaquenil without having a formal Lupus diagnosis. I am a very young 62 year old who just started taking Plaquenil for Undifferentiated Connective Tissue Disease which is known to advance to Lupus. Plaquenil may just prevent this. Also, I view taking it as a “one-day-at a time event”, and not a “for the rest of my life” event. Has anyone had neurological issues resolved with a Plaquenil treatment? I used Plaquenil years ago for extreme muscle and joint issues and it seemed to work fine. Years later I am now having small fiber issues in my hands which I think were triggered by side effect of statins and am looking for solutions. Plaquenil lupus forum Plaquenil - PANS / PANDAS Lyme. - ACN Latitudes Forums, Plaquenil - Pics of ocular side effects chloroquineUrinary side effects of hydroxychloroquineCan you take aleve with plaquenilPlaquenil vision testingPlasmodium falciparum chloroquine resistance Plaquenil is a slow-acting drug, meaning that it can take up to 6 months to experience the full benefits of this medication, but it is possible for symptoms to improve in as few as 1 or 2 months. Plaquenil and other antimalarials are the key to controlling lupus long-term, and some lupus patients may be on Plaquenil for the rest of their lives. Plaquenil What You Need to Know - Kaleidoscope Fighting Lupus. Recent lupus diagnosis and contemplating Plaquenil - Lupus.. Hydroxychloroquine plaquenil ProHealth Fibromyalgia, ME.. Patient Forums for Lupus. Part of the Bones, joints and muscles category. Symptom, treatment and advice from community members Plaquenil takes quite a long time to get to its peak effectiveness depending on what you read, anywhere from 3 months to a year. Unless you are having significant side effects, try to give it at least 6 months before you decide it doesn't work for you. Plaquenil is also the first line, successful, lupus SLE drug. have a friend on it, who is doing well. my hubby was on it for the RA and his eyes went bad right off the bat. not for folks with very bad eye sight like his. good luck, and please keep us informed. take care, prayers, s.