Although I take Enbrel, and MTX, neither one work as well as the Plaquenil and the fatigue and joint pain have returned full force. I had to get off of plaquenil as well b/c of toxicity and benign tumors behind my eyes. I'm just wondering if any of you here have had to stop taking Plaquenil and if so what you replaced it with? Not knowing what your dx is, I don't know what to tell you. I haven't found a replacement except that I started my cytoxan every month now. Will hydroxychloroquine help autoimmune liver disease Hydroxychloroquine sulfate 200 mg pil Question related to chloroquine Can hydroxychloroquine get you high Plaquenil certainly has risks, though at the dose taken for Sjogren's they are relatively low. I've been on Plaquenil several times for a multiyear period, but never felt I got any benefit from it. Others here have had good results, and a few have had bad reactions. I don't know of a natural product that is chemically similar to plaquenil. Glenn Frey's death, tied in part to rheumatoid arthritis medications he was taking, is a 'wake-up call' about the dangers of powerful drugs used to treat the condition, a top doc says. It should push arthritis patients and their doctors to seek out safer available alternatives. The alternative to Plaquenil is a slightly different anti malarial called Quinacrine. Plaquenil replaced Quinacrine formerly called Atabrine for anti malarial prophylaxis so now the Quinacrine has to be made up into pills or gel capsules by a compounding pharmacy. If you google you will find details of compounding pharmacies. I also seem to be having a lot of anxiety and I never had this before I stopped my Plaq Am I just losing my mind? All I can do is offer you my sympathy and suggest you talk to your rheumy or hope that others here have an answer for you. I found that some of my symtoms came back after I got off of plaquenil too but I never found something to really "replace it" unforntunately. Yes I do get some kind of strange migraines but without the pain??? (If anything) Since stopping it even the sun is now my worst enemy and I have had to get a pair of sun glasses.. Hi momto3, Wow, I hate to hear that you had to stop taking plaquenil. Since you're taking Enbrel and MTX, I suppose you have RA and I can't imagine having that and not being able to take plaquenil. I have suffered with migraines for thirty years and the only true relief I've ever gotten are from accupuncture and immitrex. I've had other problems as well but I don't think those would help you b/c they are more related to SLE. Natural alternatives plaquenil Alternatives to Hydroxychloroquine - Lupus - Inspire, Safe, Natural Alternatives to Arthritis Drugs Top Doc. Target of chloroquineI need an eye exam for plaquenil retinal function Using Natural Remedies Due to a lack of supporting research, it's too soon to recommend alternative medicine for the treatment of lupus. Supplements haven't been tested for safety and due to the fact that dietary supplements are largely unregulated, the content of some products may differ from what is specified on the product label. Natural Remedies for Treating Lupus. Discontinued Plaquenil.other options?. Plaquenil hydroxychloroquine Alternatives & Similar.. Alternatives to thyroid surgery dermatomyositis life expectancy Polymyalgia Rheumatica Prednisone Are there any natural alternatives to Zoloft? What are the side effects of serequel? mixed connective tissue disease and life expectancy symptoms of predisone withdrawl prednisone steroids and lifting weights Uveitis - is there a natural solution. Plaquenil is an arthritis medication and an anti infectious agent. Uses Plaquenil is prescribed for Lupus, RA, Sjogren's Syndrome and Joint Pain and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. Natural Lupus Treatment. According to the Lupus Foundation of America as well as Lupus Research Institute LRI, people turn to diverse natural therapies and alternative medicines to help manage their symptoms.