He was most likely going on to what the SS was causing. Dee Hi dee, I know, I have been going through this for years, I think partly it is the autoimmune disease, and partly the meds, at least my meds, there is much written by people who take Lyrica. No woman ever wants to lose their hair, not sure what to do! Wishing you well, and wishing you long, full, flowing hair, SK I'll be a 'skin head' soon enough, Terri! For now, I've let it grow, the shorter it is the balder I look! I wore it in a French Twist for Christmas and my granddaughters raved about it! Susan I started losing my thick hair around September of last year and was just puzzled. Hydroxychloroquine davis Chloroquine primaquine liver How fast does plaquenil work The Autoimmune Disease the Plaquenil is Used for is Causing Hair loss. Autoimmune disease can cause inflammation in the body and this type of inflammation itself can trigger hair loss in the form of a hair shedding or ‘telogen effluvium.’ When rheumatoid arthritis flares patients can shed hair. When lupus flares, patients can lose hair. Feb 19, 2020 Plaquenil is available in generic form. What Are Side Effects of Plaquenil? Common side effects of Plaquenil include. nausea, vomiting, stomach pain or cramps, loss of appetite, weight loss, diarrhea, dizziness, spinning sensation, headache, ringing in your ears, mood changes, nervousness, irritability, skin rash, itching, or; hair loss. Lupus can also cause the scalp hair along your hairline to become fragile and break off easily, leaving you with a ragged appearance known as lupus hair. Hair loss may be an early sign of lupus, before the disease is diagnosed. But many other disorders can cause hair loss, so consult with your doctor if you notice unusual hair thinning or hair loss. Even with little stress on my hair I still had severe breakage even bald spots. It's just now showing it's ugly head with many symptoms and in the blood work. It was a good day, I made it through without passing out in my mashed potatoes! I thought maybe it just need a rest so I took to protective styles like sew in weaves. I used to have acrylic nails, but had to take them off due to the lifting. But, like so many others I have read about, I think I've had Sjogrens for most of my life. Can plaquenil cause hair thinning Common and Rare Side Effects for Plaquenil Oral, Side Effects of Plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine, Warnings, Uses Hydroxychloroquine dosage 200 mg For the last 18 months, my hair has been thinning. Then my doctor found I had lupus. He will put me on Plaquenil soon, which he says may help the hair grow back. I have read frequent comments online that Plaquenil causes hair loss. Plaquenil and hair growth? Or loss? - Lupus - Inspire. Lupus Can it cause hair loss? - Mayo Clinic. Plaquenil and hair loss. DailyStrength. Some antacids can make it harder for your body to absorb hydroxychloroquine. What other drugs will affect hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil, Plaquenil Sulfate, Quineprox? Hydroxychloroquine can cause serious liver or heart problems, especially if you use certain medicines at the same time, including other medicines to treat malaria; Smoking can cause a flare of skin lupus. Smoking can lower the ability of Plaquenil to work. Plaquenil is a medicine used to treat skin lupus. Talk to your doctor about ways to help you to quit smoking. Can lupus affect the hair? Patients with SLE can have hair thinning and loss. Patients with cutaneous lupus can have scarring and hair loss on the scalp. However, I have read anecdotal 'stories' on various chat sites that suggest that Plaquenil can cause major hair loss. YIKES. YIKES. I have beautiful hair and don't want to suffer thinning hair on top of everything else I'm dealing with.