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. Whitepill with plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine lower white blood cells Plaquenil rebound Combining Medications Plaquenil Prednisone Plaquenil Medication combinations may help rheumatoid arthritis when one drug won't Have you ever heard of someone taking Plaquenil, prednisone and methotrexate Methotrexate and Polymyalgia Rheumatica Therapy - American Patients were assessed regularly during the 76 weeks of the study. 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. May 28, 2016 My Rheumatologist told me he has to take me off of Prednisone and wants to start me on another RX. I have been diagnosed with Limited Scleroderma. My choices are Methotrexate, Plaquenil or Sulfasalzine Azulfidine. I researched them and determined Plaquenil would be my last choice, although it was his first, because I already have lattice. 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 Compare Methotrexate vs Plaquenil for Lupus - Comprehensive., Methotrexate and plaquenil - Chloroquine and proguanil bootsIs plaquenil used for osteoarthritisPregnant plaquenil low plateltsCan plaquenil cause thrush 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 and Prednisone. Methotrexate, Plaquenil or Sulfasalazine Azulfidine.. Plaquenil vs Prednisone Comparison -. Jun 09, 2006 Methotrexate MTX, trade names Trexall™ and Rheumatrex™ is the most commonly used DMARD in the treatment of RA, in up to 80% of patients in some studies. MTX is a folic acid analog, which when administered in high doses blocks purine and pyrimidine synthesis. With Plaquenil, the possibility of permanent vision damage scares me. I also want to be sure that I'm taking a drug that will slow/stop the progression of the disease. I've read elsewhere that Plaquenil is not as strong/effective in the treatment of early RA. With Methotrexate, the reports of nausea and possible liver damage are concerning. I was started on plaquenil and prednisone at my diagnosis. They made a big difference in how I felt, but I recently added MTX and am beginning to see MAJOR changes, and I'm likin' it. You could always start with plaquenil, which doesn't have much risk or side effects and add MTX later.