I have a new work area from where I worked 9 months ago and this area has a TON of fluorescent lighting. By wed of this week, I was feeling terribly sick and by yesterday, I felt like I was in a "flare". Hemozoin chloroquin Hydroxychloroquine and smoking Taking Plaquenil long-term or at high doses may cause irreversible damage to the retina of your eye. Stop taking Plaquenil and call your doctor at once if you have trouble focusing, if you see light streaks or flashes in your vision, or if you notice any swelling or color changes in your eyes. Lupus and Photosensitivity When the Sun is Your Enemy If you have lupus, you might be photosensitive – meaning you have an unusually strong reaction to sunlight. In fact, about two-thirds of the people with lupus are UV light-sensitive. Light sensitivity, seeing halos around lights, pale skin, easy bruising or; bleeding, confusion, unusual thoughts or behavior, or; seizures convulsions. Dosage for Plaquenil. The adult dose of Plaquenil to suppress malaria is 400 mg on the same day each week. The pediatric weekly suppressive dosage is 5 mg/kg of body weight. Then I googled fluorescent lighting and lupus and saw in Wikipedia, that the UV light from these lights can cause a flare. Does anyone else feel "not right" or "Unwell" also when they are shopping in large stores? One hour under fluorescent lights is equivalent to 15 minutes of sun exposure. They have to be taken to a hazardous materials waste site. I would like to see a study that says 1 hr flourescent equals 15 minutes of sun!! Included was a MAJOR migraine (which I never get) I asked them to remove some of the fluorescent bulbs over me and it helped. Plaquenil light sensitivity Plaquenil and Sun Exposure - Sjogren's World, Lupus and Photosensitivity When the Sun is Your Enemy - Kaleidoscope. Chloroquine: mechanism of drug action and resistance in plasmodium falciparumPlaquenil eye chartPlaquenil safe in pregnancyHydroxychloroquine plaquenil priceSickle cell disease guidelines hydroxychloroquine If you are taking hydroxychloroquine over a long duration, it is important to take eye exams every 6 to 12 months. 6 Do not take hydroxychloroquine if you experience vision symptoms, including problems seeing or reading, light sensitivity, blurred distance vision, or light flashes or streaks. 5 Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil -. Side Effects of Plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine, Warnings, Uses. Hydroxychloroquine-Induced Retinal Toxicity - American Academy of.. Plaquenil and your eyes. A rare side effect of Plaquenil is damage to the eye's retina. The retina is the light-sensitive tissue at the back of the eye. Using Plaquenil for a long period of time may harm the retina, causing serious vision loss. People with retinal damage from Plaquenil are not aware at first that they are losing vision. If you are fair-skinned and have light eyes and light hair, you should be even more careful when exposed to UV rays, because people with those features are more sensitive to the sun and artificial. I wonder if there are any studies on actinic light moonlight--blue/purple spectrum and sun sensitivity? They now make many differnt size screw in bulbs for older incandesccent fixtures that contain various percentages of actinic light at the pet stores, for reptiles and ome other creatures and for fsh. I light my house with aquarium bulbs.