PLEASE HELP! I have been on Plaquenil (well the generic form-- hydroxychloroquine) since October, and for the past about 2 weeks, I have been SEVERELY itchy. My skin turns red, and it feels like something is biting me. It's bad around my ankles and the tops of my feet, my arms, and I get red blotches and spots on my chest. I was reading online and some people had mentioned that the name brand Plaquenil didn't cause such a severe reaction. I was wondering if anyone else was experiencing this and what they did to help it! I have tried lotions and oils, and nothing seems to be helping because I don't think it's actual dry skin. Plaquenil has been the only drug (besides prednisone, but the doctors tell me I can't live on predisone forever) that has helped the sclerosis in my stomach (which has caused severe gastroparesis) caused by the systemic sclerosis. But this itching is getting me to the point where I'm thinking about stopping the medication!
Please help if you can!!!!!