I've been on plaquenil for 6 months for suspected Sjogren's syndrome (I don't have antibodies for Sjorgren's or Lupus but I do have Hashimoto's and have all the symptoms for Sjorgren's so the rheumatologist suggested a trial of plaquenil). Basically I've been on the drug since January and saw the rheumatologist on Wednesday to see how things are going. Does plaquenil suppress immune system further in an immunosuppressed person Effectiveness plaquenil rheumatoid arthritis Removing the Plaquenil to 3 days a week hasn't take away the pain. Due to new insurance protocols in our state, we have had a month of switching doctors not all his doctors take the new insurance and he will now have a new Rheumatologist. I also have an open invitation to Dr Medsgar's, a Scleroderma specialist. A lower dose may stop them. Do not lower the dose on your own. Plaquenil stays in your body for about 3 months. If you must stop it, it will take a while for the side effects to go away. You should have an eye examination every year to prevent a very rare but serious eye problem. Weaning off antidepressants, including Lexapro, Zoloft, Paxil, and others, can come with some side effects. We’ll talk about when to talk with your doctor and how to taper these medications safely. I do think it's helped with fatigue and muscle pain but it's hard for me to compare to Xmas as when the improvement is so gradual I think it's really hard to notice on a gradual basis. I *think* I'm improving but it's been a gradual process and I said to him that it's quite hard to tell how much of an improvement I'm feeling. Weaning off of plaquenil What is the correct way to discontinue use of plaquenil?, Lupus Medicines Hydroxychloroquine - Brigham and Women's. Antacid and plaquenilHydroxychloroquine sulphate tablets zy-q 200Are there any withdrawal symptoms from plaquenilStopped my plaquenil now having muscle spasmsHydroxychloroquine autophagy Methotrexate strong. You were weaned off Plaquenil hydroxychloroquine and started on methotrexate. Your therapy has been escalated. The Methotrexate is working and that is good. Your doctor will be involved with you for your connective tissue disorder for a long time. Hope this helps. Is it common practice to wean off plaquenil.. Weaning Off Antidepressants What to Know. Hydroxychloroquine Oral Route Proper Use - Mayo Clinic. How do you wean yourself off of hydroxychloroquine? Asked by PawPaw1234 Updated 29 October 2012 Topics hydroxychloroquine, nabumetone, period. I'm currently wanting to stop taking this product aong with the nabumetone, I am wanting to discontinue use of both meds, should I stop abrutly or wean myself off over a period of time? Weaning off Flecainide Had a visit with my EP yesterday and among other discussions was that I am so off balance now I am agraid to leave the house or of course drive. After much persistence of my part asking for help he said to discontinue Flecainide, 50 Mg twice a day, for a week and see how I feel. Been on Plaquenil only for ten years for sarcoidosis. Once in awhile I also had to have a burst of prednisone. I have been weaning off since my sarcoidosis has been stable for eight years. I went from 400 mg. Daily to 200 daily to 200 every other day over the course of six months. I stopped it about 10 days ago and I feel like I’m 90 years old.