I’ve struggled with hair loss before (telogen effluvium) but it was put down to anemia and as long as I keep taking extra iron it’s ok. I do know that listing the weight loss is really ridiculous as most people / 70petcent say they GAIN! I’ve got some treatment from a Trichologist who has treated me before. Hi Amy G6500, I was on hydroxychloroquine for a couple of years and my hair was thickening, since coming off apart 9 months ago I have had significant loss, but not sure whether it’s down to that. (I have hair from the front but look bald from the back but then I am male and elderly - you need to find a way of covering the loss but Medicine will not be able to help at this point in time unless something very dramatic has snuck by me). As hair loss was a listed side effect of hydroxychloroquine I wanted to check. Actually I’m on B12 injections and my hair is the best it’s ever been. So keep coming on these boards and talking to the real people...patients! My hair loss 20 years ago was put down to anemia but no cause was found for the anemia. Plaquenil photo Hydroxychloroquine and menstrual cycle Sjogrens flare plaquenil and itching Plaquenil ara If you experience any serious adverse effects, notify your doctor. Can I stop taking anti-malarials suddenly? Long-term anti-malarial use is normally safe. However, if you stop taking your anti-malarial drugs, you may experience a lupus flare. Potential added benefits of anti-malarial drugs The biopsy told me that I did not have discoid lupus, no scarring. 2 emotions were felt here 1. YAY! No scarring! My hair can grow back! 2. WHY THE F*CK IS MY HAIR STILL SHEDDING? After the biopsy, a couple of blood tests and a joint flareup, my rheumatologist decided to diagnose me with systemic lupus, and wrote me a prescription for Plaquenil. Lupus can also cause the scalp hair along your hairline to become fragile and break off easily, leaving you with a ragged appearance known as lupus hair. Hair loss may be an early sign of lupus, before the disease is diagnosed. But many other disorders can cause hair loss, so consult with your doctor if you notice unusual hair thinning or hair. If I’m on iron it’s mostly ok, if I stop it falls out. I also use a strengthening herbal treatment from a Trichologist once a month. Hi I started on hydroxychloroquine in November 17 and I have to say my hair has gone very thin and in bad condition (dry and doesn't seem to grow and due to thinning of my hair it is getting shorter). Can i bleach my hair taking plaquenil for lupus R/lupus - Plaquenil Question Has anyone experienced hair changes ie., Plaquenil and Lupus Are Thinning the Crap Out of My Hair Team Alpha Wolf Lupus medication plaquenil side effectsWeight gain with plaquenil I'm thinking either Plaquenil will be upped and/or my Predisone. But the higher the steroid, the more trouble I have with diabetes and high blood pressure. Both by the way, came about when I had a huge flare in December. Hang in there- keep a log of daily progress or lack there of. it helps with your sanity and when you visit your Dr. Plaquenil - does it take long time to work? - Lupus - Inspire. Lupus Can it cause hair loss? - Mayo Clinic. Hydroxychloroquine - has anyone encountered bleached hair.. I have been prescribed hydroxychloroquine to reduce my hair loss. hair. How can it reduce my hair loss if it can cause hair loss. discoid lupus. Hair loss. Nov 12, 2009 i have diagnosed with lupus sle for 12/13 years and im on steriods which have basically destroyed me i just had surgery and the had to remove 2 inches of my instestines, im also on plaquenil it has mad my eyes very dark some dark spots on my face, my eye sight changes every time i go for glasses my hair fell out not sure if its due to the lupus. Aug 13, 2010 I lost most of my hair to lupus and was put on 300mg Hydroxychloroquine Common brand name Plaquenil about two years ago and as my hair grew back it was curly, really curly. Prior to that it was straight as a board. Ironically, I had a kidney/pancreas biopsy and was on Cellcept but that was after my hair grew back curly.