Also had to have an occupational health meeting today for my job as not worked for 6 months now and hoping they make me redundant as i can't work as a waitress with ra due to pain and flares in my opinion. (others may do) and i then can get benefits till i find a job i can do with the ra(i am not doing this just for benefits, i hope people understand that) I have now been on Plaq for just over three years and MTX for just under three years. Plaquenil for alopecia Chloroquine resistance map malaria Dec 15, 2010 hello hope everyone is well just a quick question, i have been on methotrexate for 2 months increasing from 7.5 to 15 and now to 25mg.weekly now been given plaquenil 400mg daily, has anyone else been on this mixture and has it worked or how long should i wait to see if it works. Plaquenil vs Methotrexate. It wasn't until the addition of the Plaquenil, Prednisone, and Sulfasalazine that my pain improved within a two week period afterwards. I switched to MTX injections because I couldn't successfully taper off of the prednisone 5mg increments without the return of pain. I had a biopsy and my doctor said he believes it is morphea. I am waiting on my blood test to come back and he said as soon as it does he will put me on both methotrexate and doctor is a very good derm. My Rheumy suggested MTX and told me it would be months before we knew for sure it would work. The combination works well for me-though I also take a NSAID. I started feeling better about a month after starting plaq-I was also on prednisone at the time-but couldn't get all the way well. Plaquenil prednisone and methotrexate Methotrexate plaquenil prednisone First Medical Help, Plaquenil vs Methotrexate rheumatoid Plaquenil pap frequencyHydroxychloroquine uses and side effectsIs nausea and flu like symptoms normal when taking plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil is used to treat malaria, lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis. Learn about side effects, warnings, dosage, and more. Taking methotrexate with hydroxychloroquine has. Hydroxychloroquine Side Effects, Dosage, Uses, and More. Methotrexate and plaquenil - @Kristinsaba1988.. Methotrexate or Plaquenil? DailyStrength. Prednisone is a bone killer as I’m paying the price 25 years later, but I was pretty pain free all those years! No hair loss and plaquenil has not affected my eyes other than dry eyes. Keep a diary of your meds. Plaquenil hydroxychloroquine is an effective medication for autoimmune conditions and malaria that comes with less side effects than other DMARDs. Reduces inflammation and cell replication. Otrexup methotrexate is the first-choice treatment for many types of cancer and arthritis, but it has many side effects. I am on both methotrexate and plaquenil. I have been on plaquenil for over a year and a half and methotrexate since September. I have had no side effects from either one. I get my eyes checked every six months and I am now at once a month on blood work for my liver enzymes used to be every 2 weeks.