Please review the following URL and make sure that it is spelled correctly. Sometimes, esp, with few symptoms and negative blood tests, diagnosis can only be made by trial and error to see what meds improve your symptoms. Pinkpee-- Sometimes we don't meet the diagnostic criteria for lupus or other defined autoimmune diseases, but we have enough symptoms pointing in that direction that a doctor may think treatment is useful. Hydroxychloroquine 200 mg twice a day Plaquenil icd9 I have Raynauds and sjogrens disease in all everything involved with Lupus, i'm under a great Dermo but i can't say much for Rheumo and he's got me on plaquenil 200mg daily because of my other drugs i take. Refering my Raynauds it's that bad with the SLE i'm banned from going out in cold weather and also the shade in the summer as i have bad. I have had Raynaud's phenomenon for more than 25 years and know the pain. I think that has something to do with this. I am 39 now, this happened about 3 years ago. Comment from Sillyp, 19-24 Male. I was prescribed the anti-malaria drug Plaquenil to help control the pain. So far I've been on the drug about a month. I also am on plaquenil and have been for several years. Diagnosed with systemic scleroderma in 2002. I have developed pulmonary fibrosis in the lower lobe of my left lung last year and have PFT's done every 6months. all lupus type blood testing has came back negative as well two skin biopsies. People often have some intestinal issues when first starting plaquenil - things generally settle down in a few days. Also, it's good to have at least a few bites of food with it. It takes a rheumotologist to completely diagnose and treat Lupus. Even then we often have our symptoms treated long before they feel confident in making a Lupus diagnosis. Plaquenil and raynaud& 39 Plaquenil Uses, Dosage & Side Effects -, Raynaud's Phenomenon Treatment, Causes, Symptoms. Hydroxychloroquine breast cancerCan i take a zpack while taking hydroxychloroquine Primary Raynaud’s phenomenon is typically reversible within 15-20 minutes after rewarming, he added. Aggravators Stress, trauma, smoking, certain drugs. Besides cold temperatures, another important aggravating factor in primary Raynaud’s phenomenon is emotional stress. An expert on primary Raynaud’s phenomenon describes treatment approach.. Just Diagnosed with Crest Syndrome & Prescribed Plaquenil.. The pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of Raynaud.. In Raynaud’s disease, the smaller arteries that supply blood to your skin narrow, limiting blood circulation to affected areas. Like many of the diseases listed as “overlap” diseases, women are more likely to have Raynaud’s disease. Treatment of Raynaud’s disease depends on its severity and whether you have any other health conditions. Case report. We present a 43-year-old woman with Raynaud’s syndrome secondary to lupus who was treated with bilateral popliteal nerve block catheters for ischemic pain and necrosis of her feet. This led to almost immediate relief of pain and return of color to her lower extremities. Dec 03, 2006 Raynauds is very problematic for me. I made a post similar to this. one on another site and got a reply that Plaquenil is not for Raynaud's. HI Betty, My daughter has scleroderma and Raynaud's, and the doctor put her on. Nifedipine for her Raynaud's, which helped a lot. I haven't heard of. Plaquenil for Raynaud's, either. I take Plaquenil.