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Hi everyone, I have been on plaquenil for 8 years since I was diagnosed with cutaneous lupus and sjogrens. .My symtoms were malar rash , joint pain and fatigue . Never had an issue with it . All of my symtoms disappeared . Recently I was having some health issues that come about a low immune systems so my rhemy suggested to cut my dose or stop for a month . I take 200 mg a day. So I cut the dose to 100mg and for 3 weeks I was good. Then I began getting the joint pain and pain in my hands so I restarted up again . I didn't want to risk it getting worst. Then I started having itching in my back and scalp but no rashes and when I would take it after about and 1 1/2 my face would flush and my neck would turn all red but would eventually go away . The itching comes and goes throughout the day but at night it doesn't itch . My eyes also feel like when you get an allergic reaction I stopped the plaquenil a few days but then restarted and am still itching . This has never happened before . I am really puzzled . Could I have become allergic now to the Plaquenil ? I am really scared now because this medication is the better one to take compared to what is available . Has anyone ever experienced this ? What could be happening ? I have a call out to my rheumatologist to see what she suggests . The only other medication I am on is a blood pressure medicine which I started 6 months . Thanks .
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