So far I have no more energy than when I first started and has developed neuropathy which I have just found out from Web MD that this neuropathy is one of the side effects of this med! Saying that by stopping this it would take another 6 months to build up the benefit. There are other meds that can help with what you are experiencing, and if your doctor didn't address that then I would seek out a second opinion... Please don't stop your plaquenil until you are sure it is the right thing to do and in your best interest. Chloroquine ich treatment Chloroquine rheumatoid arthritis mechanism of action I was diagnosed with lupus SLE almost 9 years ago and take prednisone and plaquenil on a daily basis. I work in a building where there are fluorescent lights. I have been running a fever everyday, anywhere from 100-102 since August when I started work again I have the summers off. He can hear the wheezing and believes the Plaquenil is causing Bronchospasm and the cough. He ran a CT scan to ensure it was not Lymphodema in the chest and it came back fine. The MD told me he was not going to pull me off the Plaquenil, because he did not want the RA sypmtoms to worsen. I stopped taking the plaquenil the beginning of December. It doesn't agree with my stomach I take it with meals too. And since I hadn't had a miraculous recovery the 6 months I'd been on it, I didn't think there was any harm in stopping it. BUT after being off it for a month and a half my body feels like it's falling apart. Plaquenil is a 6-weeker as far as the benefits are concerned, but it would be more dangerous to stop if you spend a lot of time outside and if this were the summer. Or maybe another doctor if you're not comfortable w/your current one. Running fevers since going off plaquenil Will you have Fever with Plaquenil - eHealthMe, Plaquenil and Bronchospasm / Cough. DailyStrength Plaquenil confusionSpecific test for the retina when going on plaquenilIs plaquenil a sulfa drugBiotin and plaquenilWill plaquenil cause my hot flashes to get worse May 05, 2010 I don't know if this is just the RA in full swing, or if it is a side effect of the Plaquenil. I have been running a low-grade fever around 99.8 for about. a week and a half now. It comes & goes and I can tell when it is up because I feel hot. My normal body temperature is low, around 97.5, so I don't know if 99.8 would be considered a fever. Does Plaquenil cause fatigue or fever? - Rheumatoid Arthritis. Stopping plaquenil. DailyStrength. The Risk of Retinal Toxicity with Plaquenil. Plaquenil-induced toxicity usually will not occur before five years of taking the drug. “Eye damage due to Plaquenil is not common,” he says. “Rarely will anybody who has good vision and minimal symptoms develop loss of central vision or ability to read if annual screening is done and visual are symptoms reported as soon as they occur so. Welcome to Sclero Forums! It is delightful to have you join us. I think your experience with going off plaquenil is very helpful for the rest of us to know about. You can let go of being angry at yourself, if you want. You didn't know for sure, ahead of time, that your health would worsen when you went off of plaquenil, did you? As some of you know I started on Plaquenil 6 weeks ago. After two weeks I stopped it because of liver pain, and we found out I had raised liver enzymes. I stayed off it for two weeks until I could contact my rheumatologist who was on holiday My rheumatologist did not think think the Plaquenil w.