Sunday, November 2, 2008
How to deal with a Plaquenil Headache
I'm off the Hydroxchloroquine (plaquenil) now but when I started it I was told the side effects were minimal. I guess what my doc meant to say was that the side effects from plaquenil were not as dangerous as those of prednisone. When I started on the plaquenil the 2 side effects I had to deal with were gas, I farted like a madman. The whole house smelled like ass. Every time I would fart my wife would look at me, I'd be like it's the pills making me do this honey. The other was the terrible tension headaches you know the kind that starts on your shoulder and neck. Advil. Aspirin and Tylenol didn't work. I called my cousin who is a hot shot pharmacist in some university in Cali. His advice to me was to drink lot of caffeine in the morning with my aspirin or Tylenol. Or just take Excedrin because essentially that's what Excedrin was acetaminophen (Tylenol), aspirin, and caffeine. Well with 2 cups of coffee and a Tylenol I was able to sleep again and eventually the headaches and the gas went away after 2 months.
Posted by DRojo at 5:24 AM