I’ve struggled with hair loss before (telogen effluvium) but it was put down to anemia and as long as I keep taking extra iron it’s ok. I do know that listing the weight loss is really ridiculous as most people / 70petcent say they GAIN! I’ve got some treatment from a Trichologist who has treated me before. Hi Amy G6500, I was on hydroxychloroquine for a couple of years and my hair was thickening, since coming off apart 9 months ago I have had significant loss, but not sure whether it’s down to that. (I have hair from the front but look bald from the back but then I am male and elderly - you need to find a way of covering the loss but Medicine will not be able to help at this point in time unless something very dramatic has snuck by me). As hair loss was a listed side effect of hydroxychloroquine I wanted to check. Actually I’m on B12 injections and my hair is the best it’s ever been. So keep coming on these boards and talking to the real people...patients! My hair loss 20 years ago was put down to anemia but no cause was found for the anemia. Hydroxychloroquine plaquenil wikipedia Manufacturers of plaquenil I'm thinking either Plaquenil will be upped and/or my Predisone. But the higher the steroid, the more trouble I have with diabetes and high blood pressure. Both by the way, came about when I had a huge flare in December. Hang in there- keep a log of daily progress or lack there of. it helps with your sanity and when you visit your Dr. This has lower incidence of retinal toxicity than plaquenil, but has other unique side effects that need to be monitored. Ultimately, you will need to discuss your particular situation with your rheumatologist, who can take into account your situation, lab tests and guide you most appropriately. If you experience any serious adverse effects, notify your doctor. Can I stop taking anti-malarials suddenly? Long-term anti-malarial use is normally safe. However, if you stop taking your anti-malarial drugs, you may experience a lupus flare. Potential added benefits of anti-malarial drugs If I’m on iron it’s mostly ok, if I stop it falls out. I also use a strengthening herbal treatment from a Trichologist once a month. Hi I started on hydroxychloroquine in November 17 and I have to say my hair has gone very thin and in bad condition (dry and doesn't seem to grow and due to thinning of my hair it is getting shorter). Can i bleach my hair taking plaquenil for lupus Using hair dye when have lupus? Hi everyone I. - LUPUS UK, PLAQUENIL To Take or Not To Take?" Lupus Community. Plaquenil hydroxychlorogy side effectsPlaquenil for lupus side effectsMalarial chloroquine resistanceHydroxychloroquine 400 mg daily I’ve struggled with hair loss before telogen effluvium but it was put down to anemia and as long as I keep taking extra iron it’s ok. Actually I’m on B12 injections and my hair is the best it’s ever been. I’ve read conflicting reports on this. Some even say it helps with lupus hair loss. Any experiences would be appreciated. Hair loss with hydroxychloroquine? Does anyone. - LUPUS UK. Treating Lupus with Anti-Malarial Drugs Johns Hopkins Lupus.. Plaquenil & skin discoloration -. Plaquenil can change the pigmentation in the skin, so it would stand to reason that it can do the same with hair. I have experienced the change in pigmentation on my legs. It looks like I have a huge bruise on the back of my leg which extends from the calf to the ankle. I call it a perma-bruise. Nov 12, 2009 i have diagnosed with lupus sle for 12/13 years and im on steriods which have basically destroyed me i just had surgery and the had to remove 2 inches of my instestines, im also on plaquenil it has mad my eyes very dark some dark spots on my face, my eye sight changes every time i go for glasses my hair fell out not sure if its due to the lupus. To prevent upset stomach, take Plaquenil with food. Also, the generic version of Plaquenil, hydroxychloroquine, can cause additional stomach irritation. If you are experiencing consistent stomach aches, it may be useful to talk to your doctor about taking the brand-name alternative.