I’m 31 now (I’m also single - if it’s important to know). I do have lupus with neutropenia though and I’m on prednisolone, mycophenolate, asprin (I also have APS) and our good pal plaquenil. (I was diagnosed with PCOS at age 18.) The symptoms you’re describing sound like PCOS symptoms more than anything. Anyone facing menstrual issues with these medications or due to lupus? An ultrasound of your ovaries can confirm PCOS if they didn’t do this when you were younger. Also, by menstrual issues I mean that I’ve my cycles are getting longer and the last time I had period it was after 3 months and after taking regestrone. Chloroquine and itching Plaquenil and alcohol use Plaquenil and drug induced lupus Aug 14, 2017 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. Plaquenil is most often well-tolerated but, like with any drug, side effects are possible. Most people about 90% who take antimalarial medications experience no side effects. If common side effects do occur, they are usually minor and last only for a short period of time. I had pcos as a young girl, but I’ve been pretty okay for the past 6 years - period wise. I’m 31 now I’m also single - if it’s important to know. I have no signs of pcos. I do have lupus with neutropenia though and I’m on prednisolone, mycophenolate, asprin I also have APS and our good pal plaquenil. My OB/GYN told me that it is important for women with PCOS to menstruate at least 4 times a year in order to reduce the risk of uterine cancer. The only change has been that I haven’t worked out as much as I did a couple months ago. You OB/GYN can give you progesterone to induce a period. That was 2 months ago and I’m back to no talked on my other thread— but i’m the exact same way! im not on any meds, though, but do see similarities. Plaquenil no period Treating Lupus with Anti-Malarial Drugs Johns Hopkins Lupus., Plaquenil What You Need to Know - Kaleidoscope Fighting Lupus Plaquenil sulfate 200 mg oral tabletHydroxychloroquine sulfate and alcoholPlaquenil cost walmartHydroxychloroquine reviews eyesPlaquenil and dizziness Hydroxychloroquine HCQ, sold under the brand name Plaquenil among others, is a medication used for the prevention and treatment of certain types of malaria. Specifically it is used for chloroquine-sensitive malaria. Other uses include treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and porphyria cutanea tarda. It is taken by mouth. Hydroxychloroquine - Wikipedia. Lupus and menstrual issues lupus. Side Effects of Plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine, Warnings, Uses. Plaquenil is effective for Lupus patients, as well as people with UCTD described to me by a rheumatologist as "Lupus-like" or "Lupus-lite" or "mild Lupus". So it's very possible to be on Plaquenil without having a formal Lupus diagnosis. To get a Lupus diganosis you need to have 4 or more of 11 Lupus criteria, within a 5 year period. Nov 12, 2009 Plaquenil is a 6-weeker as far as the benefits are concerned, but it would be more dangerous to stop if you spend a lot of time outside and if this were the summer. If you're gonna experiment, I went off it cold turkey as it didn't hurt to do it that way, but you better get back on before the summer or you could experience a flare-up. May 07, 2012 Saturday was a week since I stopped taking Plaquenil, aka Hydroxychloroquine, per my doctor's instructions, and I think I am going through some form of withdrawal. I took the drug as a treatment for sarcoidosis and one of the side effects is a reduction in white blood cells, which is what has happened to me.