Plaquenil used for lyme disease

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    Plaquenil used for lyme disease


    He reported a history of tick bite and rash in 2002. The knee pain and other symptoms rapidly improved over the next two weeks. He received a short course of antibiotics at that time. After two weeks he reported that the antibiotics were causing nightmares and insomnia. Then one week later he complained of confusion and unsteadiness.

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    Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil is considered a disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug DMARD. It can decrease the pain and swelling of arthritis. It may prevent joint damage and reduce the risk of long-term disability. Hydroxychloroquine is in a class of medications that was first used to prevent and treat malaria. Continued Treatment for Chronic Lyme Disease. Sometimes, people go through treatment for Lyme disease but their symptoms feeling run-down and achy don’t go away. Uses In addition to treating malaria, hydroxychloroquine is used for the following systemic conditions and dermatological conditions Systemic and discoid lupus erythematosis; Rheumatoid Arthritis; Idiopathic vasculitis; Post Lyme disease arthritis; Sjögren’s syndrome; Porphyria cutanea tarda; Polymorphous Light Eruption; Graft Versus Host Disease

    He continued to improve rapidly once more with a cessation of neurocognitive symptoms. When I saw him initially he complained of knee pain and swelling, fatigue, generalized arthralgia (joint pain), numbness and tingling and an irregular heart beat. I diagnosed a "brain Herx." I added Plaquenil back, as well as Welchol, presumptively to remove "neurotoxins." I also reduced the dose of Amoxicillin and Minocin.

    Plaquenil used for lyme disease

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  5. Lori, I'm not medically trained, but here's what I find on the internet for your consideration Plaquenil is a drug used to treat malaria and also in autoimmune conditions such as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. The references I have found as to using it in Lyme treatment combine Plaquenil with another medication at the same time.

    • ARE YOU TAKING PLAQUINIL? - Lyme Disease - MedHelp.
    • Hydroxychloroquine - American Osteopathic College of..
    • Plaquenil and Lyme - Lyme Disease - MedHelp.

    Recent publications suggest the efficacy of shorter courses of treatment for early Lyme disease. NOTE For people intolerant of amoxicillin, doxycycline, and cefuroxime axetil, the macrolides azithromycin, clarithromycin, or erythromycin may be used, although they have a lower efficacy. Anyone used hydroxychloroquine ? Support Forums Lyme Disease New Topic Reply. Test is the one to have. I wasn't on Plaquenil but Lyme and cos can affect our eyes and I wanted them checked. I recommend if you're going on Plaquenil to have a baseline test done. MATERIAL/METHODS 235 patients with a multi-symptom complex typical of chronic Lyme disease, ie fatigue, musculoskeletal pain, and neurocognitive dysfunction and with serologic reactivity against B.burgdorferi were treated with a macrolide antibiotic eg clarithromycin and hydroxychloroquine.

     
  6. alenka User

    Applies to hydroxychloroquine: oral tablet Along with its needed effects, hydroxychloroquine may cause some unwanted effects. Hydroxychloroquine - Side Effects, Dosage, Interactions. Hydroxychloroquine Side Effects, Dosage, Uses, and More HYDCL - hydroxychloroquine - All Acronyms
     
  7. Shoomok User

    Sometimes, esp, with few symptoms and negative blood tests, diagnosis can only be made by trial and error to see what meds improve your symptoms. Pinkpee-- Sometimes we don't meet the diagnostic criteria for lupus or other defined autoimmune diseases, but we have enough symptoms pointing in that direction that a doctor may think treatment is useful. Foods Lupus Patients Might Want to Avoid - Lupus News Today Stomach cramps from Plaquenil - what to do? Lupus Forums. Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil Side Effects & Dosage for.
     
  8. SimGSM Well-Known Member

    Medicines for the Prevention of Malaria While Traveling. There are only a few places left in the world where. chloroquine is still effective including parts of Central America and the Caribbean. CDC keeps track of all the places in the world where malaria transmission occurs and which malaria. drugs that are recommended for use in each place.

    WHO Antimalarial drug efficacy maps