I really don't want to take this or any medication for that matter. So in both of your opinions what did it do for you and/or solve for you that you had going on before you started taking it, I am new here so I hope that question in not too personal or offensive. I have noticed some blurring but I don't think that is from the med. The daily regular pain is still something to deal with though. Having said that I have not seen this medication discussed as being used for Sjorgrens? Since taking the "Plaquenil" the aches and pains throughout my body seem to be much less. As for the eyes, yes you have to get checked regularly. Precautions of chloroquine Ranitidine and plaquenil Plaquenil do i need to stop before oral surgery Plaquenil and shoulder pain Plaquenil is kind of like the "standard" first-treatment used by many Rheumatologists, for both Sjogren's and Lupus, along with various eye and mouth wetting agents. It is fortunate that this medicine exists for us, even though no one knows exactly what is does in the body, how it works, or really even what to expect, if anything, when. Plaquenil is a drug that has been used to treat malaria for many years. In treating the malaria it was found that the people taking the Plaquenil who also had autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, etc found that their energy level increased, fatigue decreased and their aches and pains decreased. Disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs can be used to treat inflammatory musculoskel-. 36,37 and tumor necrosis factor TNF-a inhibitors38,39 for fatigue, and found insufficient data and/or existing clinical experience to recommend. New Treatment Guidelines for SjOgren's Disease Author Frederick B. Vivino MD MS Subject Rheumatic Disease. I don’t know why but the hydrochloroquine made that better, I still get it sometimes but not nearly as often or as bad. It isn't fully gone but I am worlds away from where I was. But it could also the pain meds I am on "Tramadol". I am still tired and fall asleep at a moments notice. So that is not much help, the main thing the Plaquenil is supposed to do,( as I understand, feel free to let me know if you know more) it's trying to stop the progression of the disease. Thankfully the incident rate is low for issues but the key is to catch it early, which is why you should go every 6 months. Thank you to everyone for your help and responses!! Is plaquenil used to treat sjogren& 39 Recent advances in primary Sjogren's syndrome, What exactly does Plaquenil do. - Sjogren's World Hydroxychloroquine narcoticWhat is plaquenil 200 mg used forHydroxychloroquine routine labsEye test for plaquenilPlaquenil and valium Plaquenil hydroxychloroquine "I am only on Plaquenil a month now for primary Sjogren's Syndrome having been diagnosed in Jan 2014. So far I am feeling much better in that I am sleeping so much better. Before taking medication I would wake 5/6 times a night and found it difficult to go back to sleep now I only wake up once and go back almost immediately. Hydroxychloroquine User Reviews for Sjogren's. -. New Treatment Guidelines for SjOgren's Disease. Plaquenil oral Reviews and User Ratings Effectiveness.. I completely agree with Lynnwood that plaquenil helps stop the progression of your disease, so the longer you wait the worse your Sjogren's becomes. Plaquenil is a fairly benign medication and was originally developed to protect against malaria. Later it was found to help autoimmune diseases. It can be months before you get relief with plaquenil. Treatment is directed at the person's symptoms. For dry eyes artificial tears, medications to reduce inflammation, punctal plugs, or surgery to shut the tear ducts, may be tried. For a dry mouth, chewing gum preferably sugar free, sipping water, or a saliva substitute may be used. In those with joint or muscle pain, ibuprofen may be used. AntimalarialsThese agents are used to treat Sjögren syndrome ̶ associated arthritis that is unresponsive to NSAIDs. Hydroxychloroquine PlaquenilHydroxychloroquine is an antimalarial agent. Its.