I stopped taking Hydroxychloroquine seven weeks ago when I had a severe skin reaction, flushing of skin, itching and eczematous type patches on skin. I had actually had the flushing and darkening of skin for weeks before I stopped. However, as I had much less RA pain, I was encouraged to persevere! Big mistake, in hindsight!
It's now controlling my life and that's no exaggeration!
I've had numerous antihistamines and countless skin creams, none of which have worked more than 25% of the time.
I'm now on three weeks of Prednisone and Fexofenadine (antihistamine); I ve been on the latter for a month.
Has ANYONE experienced a similar reaction to Hydroxychloroquine after this length of time? If so, could you kindly tell me what treatments you had to resolve this discomfort?
Thank you for reading this post and for any responses!