I've been on plaquenil for 6 months for suspected Sjogren's syndrome (I don't have antibodies for Sjorgren's or Lupus but I do have Hashimoto's and have all the symptoms for Sjorgren's so the rheumatologist suggested a trial of plaquenil). Basically I've been on the drug since January and saw the rheumatologist on Wednesday to see how things are going. Hydroxychloroquine ati Plaquenil and prednisone during pregnancy Icd10 plaquenil therapy What will happen if I stop taking MTX and plaquenil cold turkey and don't get on anything else? How long before it gets out of my body? I've been on the two for over 3yrs and have high liver enzymes. I do not have a Rhuemy. Nov 12, 2009 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. If you're gonna experiment, I went off it cold turkey as it didn't hurt to do it that way, but you better get back on before the summer or you could experience a flare-up. I too suddenly stopped taking mine cold turkey. Not out of choice, but because I lost my insurance and couldn't get refills. About a month after I started feeling awful! The plaquenil had been helping so much. Its now about three minths later and I'm very afraid that I'm in renal failure. I do think it's helped with fatigue and muscle pain but it's hard for me to compare to Xmas as when the improvement is so gradual I think it's really hard to notice on a gradual basis. I *think* I'm improving but it's been a gradual process and I said to him that it's quite hard to tell how much of an improvement I'm feeling. Stopping plaquenil cold turkey Quitting methotrexate cold turkey rheumatoid, What is the correct way to discontinue use of plaquenil? Plaquenil retinopathy vs diabetic retinopathyPlaquenil and sjogren's syndromeDoes plaquenil cause dry eyesChloroquine cost Jul 24, 2010 Unfortunately, it's not a good idea to stop methotrexate "cold turkey.". Some people experience no side effects to suddenly stopping taking this medication, but it does have the potential for creating an intense RA flare. The goal of medication is to protect your joints and other systems in the body internal organs, such as the heart. What Are The Side Effects Of Stopping Methotrexate?. Fear of Plaquenil - Autoimmune Disorders - MedHelp. Ask the Expert Plaquenil and Sjögren’s. You had to stop all your meds, cold turkey. Did you go off plaquenil? Can you go off all those meds that quickly? Were you on pred, if so how many mgs? I didn't go off any meds when I started on methotrexate. I stayed on plaquenil, my NSAID, everything. What kind of lupus doctor is it? A rheumatologist? Well, so you DON'T have the aches later. Plaquenil slows the progression of the disease. Go ahead and call the Rhuemy now, or just wait until Monday, if you have had this for a few weeks anyway. I do love a drink every now and then but will love feeling better, even if a few months from now. Had severe hand trauma cut 3/4 of hand off. Had surgery and recovery is on its way. I have been on percocet for 6 months now 4 to 6 pills a day. And want them out of my body. At this point rather deal with the pain of recovery. Can I do cold turkey and just stop taking them. Or do I need to slowly come off. My question is if I just stop taking.