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Carebear

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Plaquenil and Fibromyalgia
« on: December 08, 2010, 06:13:32 PM »
Hello learned friends!

For those of you with Fibromyalgia...have you been prescribed Plaquenil?  And was it effective?

I have a dear friend who suffers from a lot of pain and fatigue from his Fibro, and he asked me if he should speak with his doc about it?  What are your thoughts?


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Re: Plaquenil and Fibromyalgia
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2010, 07:14:27 PM »
I have had fibro since 1983 and it was never offered to me until the Dx of sjogren's.
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Re: Plaquenil and Fibromyalgia
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2010, 07:33:00 PM »
Carebear,
  I take Plaquenil.  It seems to help joint pain some, but not the muscle pain.   Therefore, I don't find it helpful for fibromyalgia.   Others may respond to it differently, though!
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Re: Plaquenil and Fibromyalgia
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2010, 09:15:44 PM »
Hi Carebear,

I've had fibro for at least six years now and have been on Plaquenil for about as long.  Is it effective with the pain of fibro?  I say it does help with the joint pain, but not the muscle pain so much (it does help with the exhaustion though). 

I use Lyrica for the neuro pain (also helps with the migraines), and Flexeril to help relax the muscles at the end of the day.

Good luck to your friend -

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Re: Plaquenil and Fibromyalgia
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2010, 09:24:35 PM »
Thanks everyone,

My friend is taking Lyrica, just as you are Patze, and it has given him a lot of relief with his muscle pain.  And it sounds like Plaquenil has the potential to improve the fatigue.

I look forward to more feedback.
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Re: Plaquenil and Fibromyalgia
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2010, 09:46:03 PM »
Yes, I also have fibro and take plaquenil and lyrica and they both help.

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Re: Plaquenil and Fibromyalgia
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2010, 09:54:54 PM »
I take MTX and Plaquenil for SJS, but also have fibro (later occurring) and take Lyrica now.  Lucy

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Re: Plaquenil and Fibromyalgia
« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2010, 02:34:19 AM »
A few friends that have Fibro also take Lyrica, this seems like an effective drug for Fibro pain.
Worth a try. :)