Please review the following URL and make sure that it is spelled correctly. I dropped my dose from 2 down to 1 for the past 3 (going on 4) days, and I am already miserable. How long before your hair started coming back and you began feeling better? I have been SOOOO tempted to reach for that evening dose today. Chloroquine and malaria prophylaxis Crest syndrome hydroxychloroquine Mental side effects of plaquenil Plaquenil make nails brittle However, it does take many months for it to build to therapeutic levels in your body. My guess is that after only 12 days, you would not have seen any real effect from the plaquenil - it was probably a coincidence, and you just had a nice little spontaneous remission of symptoms for a while. Cocaine is a stimulant drug sold on the street as a powder and in a crystal form known as crack. Cocaine and its byproducts generally stay in a person’s body for one to four days after last use, but the substances can linger in the system even longer with chronic or heavy use of the drug. First, my mother and sister took plaquenil for lupus with good effect, so I am not just disliking it for no good reason. I also suffer from disabling bipolar disorder. For 25 years, I have gotten hypomanic during spring. Very happy, never depressed. When I started taking Plaquenil, I got a bit depressed but that's not a big deal. for those of you losing hair loss-lets be like Dolly Parton and all these other stars and wear wigs! It was making me feel better in other ways -no doubt. As for the psychologist, I did try that over the summer, but was not impressed by the one I was going to. If you remember, most wait at least 3 months before they even see any improvement. i lost a bunch of hair the 1st 4 months and now it has steadied off... along with the extreme dry patchy skin that bleads and all my lovely knew wrinkles along my eyes from doing warm compresses , massage and drops!!! this disease sure takes a toll52 yr old Sj S, APS w/strokes, Autonomic Neuropathy, PN, Nephrogenic DI, (CVID) Ig G def., Cushing's, Asthma, Gastroparesis. But there also has to be something negative going on if it's making my hair fall out! mshistory - I know what you're saying is ALL true. I won't let things go to long like this, but I am hoping this is just some sort of rebound effect and that things will level off. I need to find a new one, but with 2 small kids and work full time, who has the time?! like i said i have super thick hair so i still have have a good amount but its def not super super thick like it once was. How long does plaquenil stay in yoursystem How long did Plaquenil/Hydroxychloroquine take? DailyStrength, How Long Does Cocaine Stay in Your System? Blood & Urine Plaquenil side effects stomach painHydroxychloroquine nursing interventionsPlaquenil and vaccines Plaquenil has been a life-saving drug for me, quite literally. I was a mess in 2004-2005 and then a dr put me on Plaquenil, and in 3 weeks most of my symptoms had disappeared. He said to stay. Hydroxychloroquine Reviews Everyday Health. PLAQUENIL Side Effects, Reviews by Patients -. Taking Plaquenil for Rheumatoid Arthritis. It is recommended to be taken with food. Symptoms can start to improve in one to two months, but it may take up to six months before the full benefits of this medication are experienced. Plaquenil can cause serious side effects when used in high doses for chronic diseases such as RA over the long term. The New Zealand Dermatological Society recommends that to decrease the risk of retina damage, no more than 200mg of Plaquenil should be taken a day, and a dose of 400mg per day should be taken no longer than a few weeks. Hydroxychloroquine does take a while to take effect. Arthritis UK gives a figure of around 12 weeks, whilst the American College of Rheumatology says, "symptoms can start to improve after 1-2 months, but it may take up to 6 months before the full benefits are felt". My own rheumy said, "3-4 months".