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. Does plaquenil ease symptoms of ms and als Can you take hydroxychloroquin and eliquis Will plaquenil kill the encysted form of lyme? May 11, 2011 Lyme, lyme forms 0 comments. Dear Stephen, I am dealing with a year and a couple of months of undiagnosed lyme that was confirmed by Igenex testing and my symptoms. I was taking biaxin once a day could not manage twice a day for two months and then switched to doxycycline for two. Starting slow sounds wise. When I took Biaxin & Plaquenil, I only felt really tired for a couple days, but then I haven't had any muscle pain. Plaquenil is widely used, although there is the very rare case of vision loss on it. My doc assumed me it was quite rare and that I would do the requisite vision tests to keep tabs on that. Jul 05, 2010 This is my first post. I was switched to a different anti-biotic regimen almost four weeks ago to treat chronic Lyme disease neuroborreliosis clarithromycin and hydroxychloroquine. I haven't been feeling as well since, having more fatigue, itchy skin, lightheadedness and myoclonus. 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. Plaquenil biaxin lyme disease Biaxin Dosage? -, Plaquenil for treatment - Lyme Disease - MedHelp Plaquenil for atopic dermatitisChloroquine mode of action Lyme Disease New Topic Reply Previous Thread. my LLMD wants to switch me to Plaquenil and Biaxin. I had previously been doing pulsed tetracycline, with no apparent effect. I was wondering if anyone had done this combination and what your experience was like? In particular, did you have any difficult side effects? What to expect with Plaquenil and Biaxin combination?. Clarithromycin and hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil - LymeNet.. Diagnosis and Treatment of Lyme Arthritis. The Biaxin/Plaquenil success may have been treating Lyme though. There are some people that have gotten rid of babs with Bactrim and Biaxin though. Maybe Plaquenil could be added to that too check interactions. 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. My Lyme doctor had me stop the bicillin shots and switch to biaxin, because sometimes biaxin and plaquenil are good for neurologic Lyme. That change went terribly for me. I lasted just under two weeks, and found that my ataxia, movement disorder, muscle weakness, visual symptoms, headaches, lightheadedness, sore throat, joint pain and low grade fevers returned.