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I Have Sjogrens And The Treatment Is Plaquenil 200
Autoimmune disease: The most common symptoms in Sjögren's syndrome are dry eyes and dry mouth because white blood cells get "confused" and attack and destroy glands in the body that make tears, saliva, vaginal secretions, and other secretions.Inflammation in Sjögren's can cause rashes or arthritis, and even liver, kidney or brain disease. Can also cause saliva gland cancer (lymphoma), so getting treated is important. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What other treatment can I have instead of plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) I have sjogrens I had allergie with plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) ?
There are several.: I am following over 100 pts with primary Sjogren's. If Plaguenyl cannot be used, oral gold (Ridaura) is an excellent option. A new drug, not yet indicated for Sjogren's, but in FDA approved trials is Rituxan (rituximab). Anecdotal reports suggest promising things. No other drugs are of agreed upon use. I believe "pulsing" with dexamethasone is of use, but no trials exist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) 200mg has really helped me how long will I have to take I have sjogrens ?
Depends: Often its use is long term but it depends on the manifestations of your sjogrens. The good news it is helping, as many people with sjogren's will discover, but consider the alternative that it might not work. It needs to be monitored, as does any medication. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am sickle cell trait and my blood test is showing lupus sle and or sjogrens
Who do I see and if I have sickle cell trait I would I need plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine)?
Start with your PCP: and go from there. There are internists who specialize in sickle cell management, and your PCP will be the best person to refer you. Plus, if you start plaquenil, (hydroxychloroquine) you need to have a good eye doctor too to follow you as well for all of your conditions. So, let your doctor be the gatekeeper to referring you to the best doctors s/he knows, and you will be in good hands! ...Read more
I am on plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) for sjogren's sydeome. What is the drug supposed to do? How do I know it's working
Why could plaquanil cause my irregular beats to be worse ? It sure helps my pain and weakness from my sjogrens . Heart doc doesn't know why .
Coincidence: Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) doesn't cause arrhythmia. However, palpitations are as prevalent as rain. It's most likely that you would be having them whether you took plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) or not. "Correlation does not prove causation". Meanwhile, avoid nicotine, caffeine, and alcohol. Get plenty of rest and try to minimize stress and you will, hopefully, feel better! ...Read more
Started me on plaquenill due to symptoms (no dryness)low positive ana. He mentioned markers for sjogrens then he spoke of lupus.Gave no diagnose?
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