There have been a number of coronavirus cases in Florida and two deaths there from the illness. Being on immunosuppressants I'm a little nervous to be travelling there. What does plaquenil do to the immune system 2d chemical structure of chloroquine Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic disorder for which there is no known cure. Fortunately in the last few years, a shift in strategy toward the earlier institution of disease modifying drugs and the availability of new classes of medications have greatly improved the outcomes that can be expected by most patients. I 21M have been on methotrexate for about a year, before that was on plaquenil. I have some osteopenia in my hands and wrists from the RA, along with some arthritic damage in my spine. And many of the middle joints on my fingers are fatter/puffier than they used to be. That's just how it is with RA, yknow? But I'm still not okay with it. I was diagnosed in August 2015 and started on methotrexate immediately. I have been on it weekly ever since. So far, I have no joint damage showing up on my x-rays. I have minimal pain most days and take no other meds for RA except occasional NSAIDs. I am really glad I started methotrexate right away. Am I crazy to go into an area with known cases of coronavirus? We're watching our government travel advisories and won't go if they issue anything about Florida because our travel insurance won't cover us in that case. Not diagnosed with rd but on methotrexate and plaquenil Does anyone know if hydroxychloroquine and methotrexa. - HealthUnlocked, Methotrexate and coronavirus rheumatoid What is chloroquine resistanceHydroxychloroquine coatPlaquenil tamoxifen toxic symptomsPlaquenil reactive arthritis Taking this drug. This drug does not have a strong effect on the immune system, so vaccines recommended by other physicians are generally acceptable. Notify your eye doctor when you are on this medication so regular visual screening tests can be performed. If you are pregnant, considering becoming pregnant, or lactating, PATIENT FACT SHEET Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil. Newly Diagnosed RA and Afraid Rheumatoid Arthritis Warrior. Methotrexate or Plaquenil? DailyStrength. Have never been on plaquenil, only on methotrexate since first diagnosed. Started out with 2 now up to 4. Also take 2 folic acid daily. There was a medical reason could not take plaquenil, but can't remember maybe because I have Dry MD? Sometimes I don't know how I feel. I do know I wish everybody with disease a very gentle day! Reply Delete Feb 26, 2013 I experienced mild hair loss with Methotrexate but no noticeable hair loss that I can remember when I started Plaquenil and Prednisone. I did have a thick head of hair though so I might not have noticed as much as someone with thinner hair to begin with. I switched from Prednisone & Plaquenil to Methotrexate & Plaquenil after about 1 yr. Dec 28, 2017 I haven't had any issues with Plaquenil, and I've been on it for 13 years. Be sure you get your eyes checked regularly for Plaquenil toxicity, a very rare side effect that can affect your vision, but is usually reversible if caught early. I know Plaquenil has helped me a ton, because I tried going off of it once to see if I really needed it.