I've been on plaquenil for a year now. I have sun sensitivity for the first time this summer. But the rash was biopsied and found to be lupus. I'm very careful never to let sunlight touch my skin - hat, gloves, long sleeves, etc. My rheumy said the sun reaction is systemic and makes the whole disease more active. He also said the kind of rash caused by plaquenil looks quite different. Plaquenil sometimes lessens sun reaction of my type. In my case, I added Cellcept which is helping.
63 yo, Sjogren's, Lupus, Hashimoto's, fatigue, MGUS, peripheral neuropathy
Restasis,Plaquenil, CellCept, Meloxicam, Synthroid,
D3, Ca/Mg, fish oil, ALA, DHEA, biotin, B-12, multi, D-ribose, always GF, DF, S(oy)F, currently Paleo Autoimmune diet