I have spent that last couple of years really going down hill. I just woke because my husband stopped by the house to see how I was doing and he woke me up. At least now there is a diagnosis and I will begin treatment starting tonight with the gabapentin. Gonna have to explain to my boss why I was not at the office this morning as expected. Chloroquine irreducible complexity Mechanism of chloroquine resistance Hydroxychloroquine lysosome inhibitor Hydroxychloroquine and amoxicillin I take metho 2.5mg weekly and 5 mg folic weekly and hydrox 200 mg twice a day, been taking for over a year now but although it helps with some of the pain. I have to have steroid injections in my back and shoulder, and reoccurring bursitis in my hips which is so painful. I've just been diagnosed with undifferentiated connective tissue disease, UCTD which is closely related to RA, lupus and those other fun auto-immune diseases. The rheu. has prescribed methotrexate, folic acid and Plaquenil. We would like to show you a description here but the site won’t allow us. I will go again in 30 days for a re-check and see how the medications are working. If so, can you tell me what things to watch out for? At least I will be able to sleep, but I will have to find a way to make sure that I am awake on time to get to work as scheduled. Plaq for (probable lupus) UCTD (diffuse unspecified connective tissue disease). Doc indicates that it can take up to 2-3 months for the plaquenil to aid in reflief for the Lupus. I guess the drive of 2 hours was worth it, as long as I start receiving some type of reflief. I am amazed as this is the first night that I have slept completely through in years. Gaba for neuropthic pain, fibro, pinched nerves, and pain management in general. Do you have to take methotrexate and plaquenil together Taking plaquenil and sulfasalazine Arthritis Information, Methotrexate and Plaquenil OK taken together? - HealthBoards Aralen injectionChloroquine pharmacologyPrecautions of chloroquine I am taking 25mg MTX now and so far, my liver results have been OK, since I started taking it in April. I presume you Rheumy is ordering regular blood tests on MTX. Plaquenil - you need to see an Opthamologist every six months as it can affect the retina in the eye. Any RA drugs can take months to before they kick in, too. Hydroxychloroquine & Methotrexate DailyStrength. . Study Enbrel Plus Methotrexate May Increase Rheumatoid.. I have been taking plaquenil for almost 27 years and have never had any eye issues. For the first 20 years I did visual fields every 6 months but my opthamologist has reduced it to once a year since I have never had any issues. Plaquenil is the first line of defense for ctreating lupus and has worked incredibly well for me! Lupylisa You should not take methotrexate if you are breastfeeding. You should not take methotrexate if you have severe anemia, low white blood cell counts, or low platelet counts. Methotrexate should be used with caution if you have a condition that weakens your immune system. It is important to remind your doctor of all the medications you take. Taking Folic Acid with Methotrexate for Arthritis 9 Things You Must Know This supplement can help minimize many bothersome side effects from MTX. Methotrexate is the leading disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug DMARD given to people with rheumatoid arthritis RA and many other types of inflammatory arthritis.