Is plaquenil used to treat sjogren& 39

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    Is plaquenil used to treat sjogren& 39


    I really don't want to take this or any medication for that matter. So in both of your opinions what did it do for you and/or solve for you that you had going on before you started taking it, I am new here so I hope that question in not too personal or offensive. I have noticed some blurring but I don't think that is from the med. The daily regular pain is still something to deal with though. Having said that I have not seen this medication discussed as being used for Sjorgrens? Since taking the "Plaquenil" the aches and pains throughout my body seem to be much less. As for the eyes, yes you have to get checked regularly.

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    I have sjogren's and lupus, my sjogren's gives me dry mouth and digestive issues, so, I take pills for digestion. As well, since I have dry mouth, I use biotene toothpaste and drink lots of fluid. keeping a fresh mouth is a problem for me with dry mouth issues. I would think also that Sjogren's adds to fatigue and muscle issues from lupus. What is Sjogren's syndrome? Sjogren’s syndrome also known as Mikulicz disease and Sicca syndrome, is a chronic inflammatory autoimmune disease characterized by dryness of mucous membranes, especially of the eyes and mouth and often associated with rheumatoid arthritis. Plaquenil is kind of like the "standard" first-treatment used by many Rheumatologists, for both Sjogren's and Lupus, along with various eye and mouth wetting agents. It is fortunate that this medicine exists for us, even though no one knows exactly what is does in the body, how it works, or really even what to expect, if anything, when.

    I don’t know why but the hydrochloroquine made that better, I still get it sometimes but not nearly as often or as bad. It isn't fully gone but I am worlds away from where I was. But it could also the pain meds I am on "Tramadol". I am still tired and fall asleep at a moments notice. So that is not much help, the main thing the Plaquenil is supposed to do,( as I understand, feel free to let me know if you know more) it's trying to stop the progression of the disease. Thankfully the incident rate is low for issues but the key is to catch it early, which is why you should go every 6 months. Thank you to everyone for your help and responses!!

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    In the absence of that I think it takes confirmation of the dry eye findings from the opth plus a positive salivary gland biopsy from the ENT or oral surgeon. Not completely sure of all this though. Any can treat it, but I think rheums usually handle treatment for Primary Sjogren's since it's autoimmune. Plaquenil hydroxychloroquine "I am only on Plaquenil a month now for primary Sjogren's Syndrome having been diagnosed in Jan 2014. So far I am feeling much better in that I am sleeping so much better. Before taking medication I would wake 5/6 times a night and found it difficult to go back to sleep now I only wake up once and go back almost immediately. Doctors give unbiased, trusted information on whether Hydroxychloroquine can cause or treat Allergies Dr. Namey on what other treatment can i have instead of plaquenil i have sjogrens i had allergie with plaquenil I am following over 100 pts with primary Sjogren's. If Plaguenyl cannot be used, oral gold Ridaura is an excellent option.

     
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    Plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine - Side Effects, Dosage. You should also tell your doctor if you drink large amounts of alcohol. In rare cases, Plaquenil can cause cardiomyopathy, a chronic disease of the heart muscle. Avoid consuming alcohol while.

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