I’ve struggled with hair loss before (telogen effluvium) but it was put down to anemia and as long as I keep taking extra iron it’s ok. I do know that listing the weight loss is really ridiculous as most people / 70petcent say they GAIN! I’ve got some treatment from a Trichologist who has treated me before. Hi Amy G6500, I was on hydroxychloroquine for a couple of years and my hair was thickening, since coming off apart 9 months ago I have had significant loss, but not sure whether it’s down to that. (I have hair from the front but look bald from the back but then I am male and elderly - you need to find a way of covering the loss but Medicine will not be able to help at this point in time unless something very dramatic has snuck by me). As hair loss was a listed side effect of hydroxychloroquine I wanted to check. Actually I’m on B12 injections and my hair is the best it’s ever been. So keep coming on these boards and talking to the real people...patients! My hair loss 20 years ago was put down to anemia but no cause was found for the anemia. Ra medication hydroxychloroquine Hydroxychloroquine toxicity eye exam Plaquenil causing psoriasis Aug 13, 2010 I lost most of my hair to lupus and was put on 300mg Hydroxychloroquine Common brand name Plaquenil about two years ago and as my hair grew back it was curly, really curly. Prior to that it was straight as a board. Ironically, I had a kidney/pancreas biopsy and was on Cellcept but that was after my hair grew back curly. Here are 10 things to keep in mind when using Plaquenil Take it on a regular schedule, meaning at the same time each day. Take Plaquenil EXACTLY as prescribed by your physician. Do not stop taking the medication without first speaking to your doctor. Taking Hydroxychloroquine with food and/or milk can help prevent stomach upset. With all of the physical and emotional complications that lupus can cause, it’s easy to overlook symptoms that seem minor at first. But take this advice Don’t ignore changes in vision. While side effects of corticosteroids are usually to blame, there is also the possibility of ocular damage. If I’m on iron it’s mostly ok, if I stop it falls out. I also use a strengthening herbal treatment from a Trichologist once a month. Hi I started on hydroxychloroquine in November 17 and I have to say my hair has gone very thin and in bad condition (dry and doesn't seem to grow and due to thinning of my hair it is getting shorter). Can i bleach my hair taking plaquenil for lupus PLAQUENIL To Take or Not To Take?" Lupus Community., Plaquenil What You Need to Know - Kaleidoscope Fighting Lupus Hydroxychloroquine rash treatmentOcular safety of hydroxychloroquineTrametinib hydroxychloroquineAutophagy chloroquine calcium Many lupus patients suffer from hair loss. Sometimes it's very mild and unnoticeable but for some, it can be quite severe and cause considerable anguish. To help you prevent lupus hair loss, we've put together a list of tips with help from Daily Health. MORE Discover what effect lupus has on. Tips to Prevent Hair Loss in Lupus Patients. Protecting your eyesight when taking Plaquenil Lupus.. Using hair dye when have lupus? Hi everyone I. - LUPUS UK. Nov 12, 2009 i have diagnosed with lupus sle for 12/13 years and im on steriods which have basically destroyed me i just had surgery and the had to remove 2 inches of my instestines, im also on plaquenil it has mad my eyes very dark some dark spots on my face, my eye sight changes every time i go for glasses my hair fell out not sure if its due to the lupus. Keep in mind that you might have to wait a little while to switch medications, though. Even though hair loss can be really unpleasant, it’s important to manage your disease. Depending on the severity of your lupus, your doctor may not be able to take you off the medications that are causing hair loss. Re plaquneil and hair bleaching I read about Plaquenil hair bleaching on the Mayo Clinic or Johns Hopkins web site. I was trying to look up something about hair because my hair is white and I've been on Plaquenil for 4 years and my hair is turning yellow on top.