Although I take Enbrel, and MTX, neither one work as well as the Plaquenil and the fatigue and joint pain have returned full force. I had to get off of plaquenil as well b/c of toxicity and benign tumors behind my eyes. I'm just wondering if any of you here have had to stop taking Plaquenil and if so what you replaced it with? Not knowing what your dx is, I don't know what to tell you. I haven't found a replacement except that I started my cytoxan every month now. Can hydroxychloroquine be crushed Average cost for 30 tablets of plaquenil Corticosteroids vs plaquenil Re Refusing to take Plaquenil If your doc recommends you take plaquenil, I would take it. I was on it for years and then decided to stop it because I could manage without it. But, guess what. I'm taking 400mg of plaquenil and 100mg of Imuran and in a flair anyone else taking these drugs and still going into flairs. Read more about. plaq gave me a flare and even though i have not take them since june i am still very ill. put me off the meds full stop. this is supposed to be the most amiable and low toxic. Hydroxychloroquine can be taken with a glass of milk or a meal to decrease nausea. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully, and ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand. Take hydroxychloroquine exactly as directed. Do not take more or less of it or take it more often than prescribed by your doctor. I also seem to be having a lot of anxiety and I never had this before I stopped my Plaq Am I just losing my mind? All I can do is offer you my sympathy and suggest you talk to your rheumy or hope that others here have an answer for you. I found that some of my symtoms came back after I got off of plaquenil too but I never found something to really "replace it" unforntunately. Yes I do get some kind of strange migraines but without the pain??? (If anything) Since stopping it even the sun is now my worst enemy and I have had to get a pair of sun glasses.. Hi momto3, Wow, I hate to hear that you had to stop taking plaquenil. Since you're taking Enbrel and MTX, I suppose you have RA and I can't imagine having that and not being able to take plaquenil. I have suffered with migraines for thirty years and the only true relief I've ever gotten are from accupuncture and immitrex. I've had other problems as well but I don't think those would help you b/c they are more related to SLE. What else can i take if i cant take plaquenil Any other treatment besides Plaquenil? DailyStrength, I'm taking 400mg of plaquenil and 100mg of Imuran. - LUPUS UK Plaquenil high blood pressureHydroxychloroquine antiviralAralen ancestral tombEffects of plaquenil on skinChloroquine phosphate synthesis Dx of IBS and early stage autoimmune disorder taking omeprazole, bupropion, plaquenil hydroxychloroquine and be more Dx of IBS and early stage autoimmune disorder taking omeprazole, bupropion, plaquenil hydroxychloroquine and bentyl as needed. I have period cramps. What should I watch for taking acetaminophen and plaquenil.. Hydroxychloroquine MedlinePlus Drug Information. Foods to Avoid When Taking Plaquenil Oral. I said that. He told me I have UCTD and I should take Plaquenil which will make me feel better and possibly prevent future damage. When I had a severe stomach reaction, the nurse told him and he said "tell her to stop taking it." I asked the nurse what else I could take and she said "nothing". Apr 02, 2010 there are several drugs now that you can take instead of the plaquenil. these type of drugs they have now work in a different way then the methotrexate and plaquenil. most of these drugs you will still take the methotrexate. i researched these drugs before i made my decision and so for myself i started on the enbril and boy what a difference. Plaquenil doesn't usually cause insomnia. It is most likely something else, such as prednisone if you're taking it or anxiety. Insomnia is a common complaint for people with Lupus, some as a result of the steroids and some from general stress of the disease. Lupus is a difficult diagnosis to handle and can really make it difficult to fall asleep.