The usage of the drug says it is to suppress the immune system in the treatment of lupus. I thought steriods and drugs that suppress the immune system make treatment much slower. I don't really want to worry about my eyesight with plaq either. Although I have heard many on this forum have been helped by plaquanil but that wasn't the case for me. I ended up with a stevens/johnson reaction from it last year and was in the hospital for a week. Chloroquine tablets cost Plaquenil eye pain I take both minocycline and plaquenil. I tried weening myself off the plaquenil, but, couldn't take the pain. I've only been on the mino since February. But, so far I've had more good days than bad. And, that's a great thing. This time last year I believed my active days were over. I wasn't able to get out of bed for more than an hour at a time. She said after 3 days of burbur detox I could try 1/2 tablet of plaquenil every other day, but if i start feeling worse to stop immediately. I've just read good and bad things regarding it and Lyme and coinfection treatment. Anyone have experience or know about plaquenil and what to expect? I'm getting nervous now. I've been diagnosed with Lyme disease, Q fever, rickettsia and I've been battling this for years. I have unbearable joint pain and syncopal episodes. I am a nurse. I have to say that the best I feel is on Plaquenil and doxycycline, with steroids occasionally. I have a flare. I learned that some people simply do not have a specific thing in their bodies to tolerate that drug and I am one of them. i am taking plaquenil with biaxin and I have to say for the firs time in a long time I have hope The herx is not great but that is from the biaxin or the combo not from just plaquenil. It took several months for me to recover from that. Plaquenil doxycycline lyme A Lyme Disease Antibiotic Guide - Treat Lyme, Plaquenil for treatment - Lyme Disease - MedHelp Plaquenil lupus pregnancyUses for plaquenilMethotrexate and plaquenil treatmentPlaquenil heavy legs 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. LymeMD Plaquenil alone?. Healthboards - Infectious Diseases - Lyme Disease Plaquenil. A lot of your symptoms are also lyme disease symptoms. If I were you I would get tested through Igenex labs for lyme disease. it will cost $210 for the Lyme WB Igm and IgG. And some of the antibiotics for treating lyme - are the same for Whipples disease bactrim, doxycycline, plaquenil I started taking this about 3 weeks ago to alleviate joint pain related to Lyme disease, and to potentiate the doxycycline in treatment of Lyme. It has worked very well on both counts. I'm on a low dose compared to what could be taken only 200 mg 1x per day and it started taking effect on the joint pain right away. I've been on tetracycline, biaxin and plaquenil in pretty hefty doses for Lyme and the plaquenil was for my babs. It's also a great cyst-busting medication for those pesky spirochetes that ball up into these antibiotic resistent pleomorphic spheroplasts. So you'd be hitting two or three things at once with a doxy/plaquenil combination.