What people lose their hair when on plaquenil

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  1. larkk98 Moderator

    What people lose their hair when on plaquenil


    Regardless of the problem, we'd like to help you find what you're looking for. I'd like to preface this by saying I haven't tested positive for anything yet so I'm unsure what kind of autoimmune disease I have, but my Rheumatologist still wants me to start on a super low dose of Plaquenil (200mg daily) to see if my symptoms improve.

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    Since hair loss due to methotrexate can be minor, you may decide to remain on the medication and live with thinning or shedding. This is an option, especially if your hair loss isn’t noticeable. People with autoimmune conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis RA and lupus, can experience hair loss as a troubling symptom of their disease. Other times though, the cause of the shedding locks could be the medications used to treat arthritis. Fortunately, hair loss from arthritis medications is not a widespread complication. Although hair loss may seem like a more prominent problem in men, women are nearly as likely to lose, or have thinning, hair. Most women notice it in their 50s or 60s, but it can happen at any age.

    She gave me a Plaquenil pamphlet that mentioned hair bleaching, and I imagined it to be kind of nice like how people who spend time in the sun & pool get naturally lightened hair. If I see any improvements then she wants me to stay on it for life.

    What people lose their hair when on plaquenil

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  7. Taking the medication with food eases nausea for most people taking the drug. Less common side effects include skin rashes, hair thinning, and weakness. A rare side effect of Plaquenil involves visual changes or possible loss of vision—the side effect that is most worrisome for patients.  

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    Many lupus patients suffer from hair loss. Sometimes it's very mild and unnoticeable but for some, it can be quite severe and cause considerable anguish. To help you prevent lupus hair loss, we've put together a list of tips with help from Daily Health. MORE Discover what effect lupus has on. It has been reported as an side effect of Plaquenil - hair loss or bleaching of the hair, if you think its too bothersome, please ask your doc/pharmacist to prescribe some med which is more comfortable for your system. Take care, be well, please. I saw my rheumatologist yesterday, and he said the hair loss could be from taking Plaquenil. But he said it could be from getting older. Well, the hair loss started happening about six months after I began taking the Plaquenil and over a few months I lost 40% of my hair. So it is my opinion that the hair loss cause wasn't old age but the Plaquenil.

     
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    Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. Hydroxychloroquine User Reviews for Sjogren's. - Evaluation of the efficiency of hydroxychloroquine in. Hydroxychloroquine Oral Uses, Side Effects, Interactions.
     
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