He reported a history of tick bite and rash in 2002. The knee pain and other symptoms rapidly improved over the next two weeks. He received a short course of antibiotics at that time. After two weeks he reported that the antibiotics were causing nightmares and insomnia. Then one week later he complained of confusion and unsteadiness. Can plaquenil help sjogren& 39 Hydroxychloroquine autophagy inhibitor Does plaquenil help fight infections My Lyme doctor had me stop the bicillin shots and switch to biaxin, because sometimes biaxin and plaquenil are good for neurologic Lyme. That change went terribly for me. I lasted just under two weeks, and found that my ataxia, movement disorder, muscle weakness, visual symptoms, headaches, lightheadedness, sore throat, joint pain and low grade fevers returned. Starting slow sounds wise. When I took Biaxin & Plaquenil, I only felt really tired for a couple days, but then I haven't had any muscle pain. Plaquenil is widely used, although there is the very rare case of vision loss on it. My doc assumed me it was quite rare and that I would do the requisite vision tests to keep tabs on that. Plaquenil hydroxychloroquine belongs to a group of medicines called quinolines. Plaquenil is used to treat or prevent malaria, a disease caused by parasites that enter the body through the bite of a mosquito. Malaria is common in areas such as Africa, South America, and Southern Asia. He continued to improve rapidly once more with a cessation of neurocognitive symptoms. When I saw him initially he complained of knee pain and swelling, fatigue, generalized arthralgia (joint pain), numbness and tingling and an irregular heart beat. I diagnosed a "brain Herx." I added Plaquenil back, as well as Welchol, presumptively to remove "neurotoxins." I also reduced the dose of Amoxicillin and Minocin. Plaquenil biaxin lyme disease Healthboards - Infectious Diseases - Lyme Disease Biaxin., Plaquenil for treatment - Lyme Disease - MedHelp Plaquenil and mycophenolateHydroxy chloroquine 400 mgSulfasalazine and hydroxychloroquine rheumatoid arthritis I've been diagnosed with Lyme disease, Q fever, rickettsia and I've been battling this for years. I have unbearable joint pain and syncopal episodes. I am a nurse. I have to say that the best I feel is on Plaquenil and doxycycline, with steroids occasionally. I have a flare. LymeMD Plaquenil alone?. Plaquenil Uses, Dosage & Side Effects -. Antibiotics For Lyme Disease -- How Long Is Enough?. MATERIAL/METHODS 235 patients with a multi-symptom complex typical of chronic Lyme disease, ie fatigue, musculoskeletal pain, and neurocognitive dysfunction and with serologic reactivity against B.burgdorferi were treated with a macrolide antibiotic eg clarithromycin and hydroxychloroquine. Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil is a drug that is classified as an anti-malarial drug. Plaquenil is prescribed for the treatment or prevention of malaria. It is also prescribed for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and the side effects of lupus such as hair loss, joint pain, and more. Lyme Disease New Topic Reply Previous Thread. my LLMD wants to switch me to Plaquenil and Biaxin. I had previously been doing pulsed tetracycline, with no apparent effect. I was wondering if anyone had done this combination and what your experience was like? In particular, did you have any difficult side effects?