In fact, most people with lupus have fatigue at some point in their illness. “When lupus hit, it was like running into a wall at 80 mph,” says Ann S. Plaquenil brand name covered by insurance aetna Hydroxychloroquine pmr Biaxin bactrim plaquenil for bartonella May 25, 2010 When I first started Plaquenil I broke out in a rash. The doctor had me stay on it and take some prednisone to get it under control. It worked. I never noticed any more fatigue from the Plaquenil. However, I can totally relate to the fatigue and getting your kids off to school and not being able to do much else. I went through that as well. Hello, I thought fatigue is one of the symptoms of RA, so taking the right medication should help lessen fatigue, shouldn't it? When I was diagnosed with RA 2.5 years ago, I experienced fatigue and really bad pain on my foot, but since I started Plaquenil and Orencia 2 years ago, I have been in medically induced remission and don't have fatigue anymore. Hi, I've been on Plaquenil 400mg per day for close to 3 years and it does help alot. They helped with my hair, my skin, and my joints. I do still get some flares, but they don't last as long and are no where near as severe. “I had been very active my whole life, and the fatigue just knocked me flat. Utterback, Ph D, a broadcast voice specialist in Virginia who was diagnosed with lupus in 2006. Does plaquenil help fatigue Ask the Expert Plaquenil and Sjögren’s, Plaquenil for fatigue and pain DailyStrength Mechanism of action hydroxychloroquinePlaquenil and multivitaminsPlaquenil and drinking alcoholArthritis and hydroxychloroquine A good variety of "didn't help", "helped somewhat" and "really helped in certain areas". I'm excited about what you say, LizPetillo, about the HUGE difference in the knee pain; that's really my worst symptom at least for the time being. I'm not able to do much of anything without my knees swelling and really hurting. Did Plaquenil help your fatigue? - Sjogren's World. Immune & Autoimmune - Lupus want to know good stuff about plaquenil. Plaquenil and Fibromyalgia -. Get Enough Rest to Prevent Fatigue. Most people do best with at least seven to eight hours of sleep each night. If you have lupus you may need even more sleep. A warm shower or bath can help. Plaquenil and Fatigue - from FDA reports Summary Fatigue is found among people who take Plaquenil, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Enbrel, and have Pain. Thanks for the explanation Stoney! I have Sjogren's & severe Neuropathy. I'm new to all of this. I've been looking in to different meds that may help me as I've learned very early in this I must be my biggest advocate or nothing seems to get done w/Dr.s I'm dealing with.