Although I take Enbrel, and MTX, neither one work as well as the Plaquenil and the fatigue and joint pain have returned full force. I had to get off of plaquenil as well b/c of toxicity and benign tumors behind my eyes. I'm just wondering if any of you here have had to stop taking Plaquenil and if so what you replaced it with? Not knowing what your dx is, I don't know what to tell you. I haven't found a replacement except that I started my cytoxan every month now. Plaquenil and lexapro interactions Chloroquine and malaria Does plaquenil have lifetime effects Plaquenil & hrt Nothing safer Plaquenil is also known as hydroxychloroquine, so the parent drug Chloroquine can be substituted. But Chloroquine has significantly higher rate of retinal toxicity, so it isn't used much anymore. Also, Plaquenil appears to effectively reduce flares in patients with lupus not necessarily by suppressing immunity. Plaquenil is an arthritis medication and an anti infectious agent. Uses Plaquenil is prescribed for Lupus, RA, Sjogren's Syndrome and Joint Pain and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. Glenn Frey's death, tied in part to rheumatoid arthritis medications he was taking, is a 'wake-up call' about the dangers of powerful drugs used to treat the condition, a top doc says. It should push arthritis patients and their doctors to seek out safer available alternatives. I also seem to be having a lot of anxiety and I never had this before I stopped my Plaq Am I just losing my mind? All I can do is offer you my sympathy and suggest you talk to your rheumy or hope that others here have an answer for you. I found that some of my symtoms came back after I got off of plaquenil too but I never found something to really "replace it" unforntunately. Yes I do get some kind of strange migraines but without the pain??? (If anything) Since stopping it even the sun is now my worst enemy and I have had to get a pair of sun glasses.. Hi momto3, Wow, I hate to hear that you had to stop taking plaquenil. Since you're taking Enbrel and MTX, I suppose you have RA and I can't imagine having that and not being able to take plaquenil. I have suffered with migraines for thirty years and the only true relief I've ever gotten are from accupuncture and immitrex. I've had other problems as well but I don't think those would help you b/c they are more related to SLE. Natural alternatives plaquenil Plaquenil Compared to Alternatives -, Can Turmeric Be A Natural Alternative For Plaquenil? - Page 4 Sandoz hydroxychloroquineHydroxyclorquine vs plaquenilPlaquenil make tongue starchyOregano oil and plaquenilWhen do you use hydroxychloroquine in rheumatoid arthritis My rheumy has just prescribed Plaquenil for my SS. Reading the warnings, I see that there is concern about effects on the eyes retinas. I am very concerned about this and am wondering if anyone out there has been put on an alternative drug to treat their SS. I have several issues with my. Alternatives to Plaquenil DailyStrength. Safe, Natural Alternatives to Arthritis Drugs Top Doc.. Plaquenil hydroxychloroquine Alternatives & Similar Drugs.. From my research, Plaquenil is one of the most gentle of the disease-modifying drugs, so it's less likely to leave you at risk of infection. One known serious side-effect that happens to something like 1 in 5,000 people after many years of use is that it can cause retinal deposits, which can affect vision. First of all, maybe, you should go and see some nutritionist to advise you what kind of food to take. You should eat more of cooking meals, fresh fruit and vegetables and less meat. Natural alternative could be ginger root, nicotine which I wouldn't recommend, papaya and some herbal teas for example. Natural Lupus Treatment. According to the Lupus Foundation of America as well as Lupus Research Institute LRI, people turn to diverse natural therapies and alternative medicines to help manage their symptoms.