The usage of the drug says it is to suppress the immune system in the treatment of lupus. I thought steriods and drugs that suppress the immune system make treatment much slower. I don't really want to worry about my eyesight with plaq either. Although I have heard many on this forum have been helped by plaquanil but that wasn't the case for me. I ended up with a stevens/johnson reaction from it last year and was in the hospital for a week. Plaquenil oct image Chloroquine diphosphate in transfection Hair loss caused by plaquenil A lot of your symptoms are also lyme disease symptoms. If I were you I would get tested through Igenex labs for lyme disease. it will cost $210 for the Lyme WB Igm and IgG. And some of the antibiotics for treating lyme - are the same for Whipples disease bactrim, doxycycline, plaquenil I take both minocycline and plaquenil. I tried weening myself off the plaquenil, but, couldn't take the pain. I've only been on the mino since February. But, so far I've had more good days than bad. And, that's a great thing. This time last year I believed my active days were over. I wasn't able to get out of bed for more than an hour at a time. Plaquenil hydroxychloroquine belongs to a group of medicines called quinolines. Plaquenil is used to treat or prevent malaria, a disease caused by parasites that enter the body through the bite of a mosquito. Malaria is common in areas such as Africa, South America, and Southern Asia. I learned that some people simply do not have a specific thing in their bodies to tolerate that drug and I am one of them. i am taking plaquenil with biaxin and I have to say for the firs time in a long time I have hope The herx is not great but that is from the biaxin or the combo not from just plaquenil. It took several months for me to recover from that. Plaquenil doxycycline lyme Plaquenil questions -, Minocycline and Plaquenil - Scleroderma - Inspire Plaquenil and positive ana numbers increasingChloroquine and fluoroquinolone resistance dissertationPlaquenil irritabilityIs nausea and stomach pain a side effects of plaquenilPlaquenil was derived from See Biofilms Lyme Disease Gated Communities for more information about biofilms and treatments. Macrolide plus Quinine Derivative plus Azole. Azithromycin Zithromax 500 mg 1 pill 1 time a day, hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil 200 mg 1 pill 2 times a day, and metronidazole Flagyl 500 mg 1 pill 2 or 3 times a day. Key Points A Lyme Disease Antibiotic Guide - Treat Lyme. Plaquenil Uses, Dosage & Side Effects -. Clarithromycin and hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil.. I've been on tetracycline, biaxin and plaquenil in pretty hefty doses for Lyme and the plaquenil was for my babs. It's also a great cyst-busting medication for those pesky spirochetes that ball up into these antibiotic resistent pleomorphic spheroplasts. So you'd be hitting two or three things at once with a doxy/plaquenil combination. The study is based on hydroxychloroquine sulfate and doxycycline hyclate the active ingredients of Plaquenil and Doxycycline hyclate, respectively, and Plaquenil and Doxycycline hyclate the brand names. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients e.g. generic drugs are not considered. Jul 05, 2010 Hi Chris, welcome to this forum. Of course it is hard to say what the cause is of the increase of symptoms. But I remember I was also feeling a bit worse in the first weeks after I had started taking clarithromycin and hydroxychloroquine.