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How is it if a patient has both RA and Diabetes, Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) can help treat both conditions?

Not diabetes. Hi. Hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil) has efficacy in treating RA, and there are various small reports of a mild beneficial effect in type 2 diabetes, but as far as diabetes goes, hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) is not ready for prime time. And we have great type 2 drugs now! See if you see an effect on your A1c from the HCQ, but don't hesitate to use the good type 2 drugs; I love the GLP-1 and SGLT-2 drugs. Read more...

On humira q 14 days x 8 months ra. It is losing effectiveness. Adding plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) 200mg bid. Is this a good approach? When will I begin to feel better?

Not really. Methotrexate or Arava (leflunomide) would be much better options as additions to humira. If that does not work, one can always change to another biologic but i would increase the Humira injections to once weekly before giving up on it. Read more...
Good idea. Yes, addition of Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) makes sense but the Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) may take 1-2 months to kick in. There may some factors (weather, stress) that are making your RA worse instead of the Humira failing. Read more...

Rhumatoid artharitis I was diagnosed with zero negative RA and was taking prednisolone plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) somac, what to do?

Suggestion. If your are doing well on this regimen and are under the care of a Rheumatologist you should continue. If you are not doing well, are not being tested for retinal problems then you need to see a Board certified rheumatologist. Read more...

Recently diagnosed with CKD IV and RA. Take Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) now, and back pain is better, but need something else for pain.

CKD IV RA. If Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) is only helpful on one part of your body you must see your doctor about the other parts of your body not responding to Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine). Hope all goes well - please let me know. Read more...

Sedrate28 crppositive ralatex neg- diagnosis with ra, use plaquenil, (hydroxychloroquine) later all labs normal, except 2 ANA positive1:40, but I am feeling worst, its possible?

Need for evaluation. It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician. You seem to have an auto-immune inflammatory disorder and it requires more personal care than is feasible to provide in this forum. Read more...

RA factor is 178 with high CRP using plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine). CCP is neg. Used rate is normal Why does Dr call it polyarthris?

See details. Because that is what it is. You likely do have RA but it is unusual to have a positive rheumatoid factor and negative CCP antibody. Read more...
Poly= many. polyarthritis just means that it is or can involve several joints but there are autoimmune conditions that in early stages don't change the labs as much. Many of them are treated the same anyway. Read more...