Plaquenil for GA?

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Has anyone tried a drug called Plaquenil to treat widespread GA?

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    Hi!  I tried Plaquenil for several months without success.  It is related to a drug that can cause eye problems, so I was cleared by my eye doctor.  It has worked for others.  I've tried photo therapy also without success  I'm currently on Dapsone and I see no new lesions, but I'm also out in the natural sunlight, which always helps.  Good luck with whichever path you take :-)  Holler if you need anything.  Pam

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    Tried Plaquenil and it seems to have worked. I was on it for 3 months and saw some slight improvement. I continue for a forth month and I'm 99% clear skinned. It could have been coincidence but I really don't care. Absolutely give it a try. Good Luck, Jeff

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    i was diagnosed with GA last year..after a biopsy..used the steroid ointment for months 3 weeks on 1 off...dermatologist wants to start me on plaquenil...i have eye issues...clouding on right eye..vision decreasing so he wants me to see a opthamologist first..i also suffer headaches on a regular basis....and have heard plaquenil can cause this too..i am rather concerned to taking it...i have appt in the new year..to see derm...i also stopped using *he doesnt know yet...the steroid ointment...did notice the patches became darker and depending on where clothing rubbed against...found somewhat itchy and sore...

    i am hoping there is an alternative to the plaquenil before i commit to using it

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