Since starting Plaquenil at the end of last year, I developed what felt like swelling round my throat, restricted airways and great difficulties with breathing.
I did not realise that an allergic reaction to Plaquenil can cause these kind of symptoms and I spent months putting up with these dreadful problems, assuming that what I was experiencing was due to lupus.
In consultation with my specialist, I stopped taking Plaquenil a couple of months ago now and these problems disappeared quickly.
I have since experienced a different kind of swelling round my face, which following some blood tests has been attributed now to a peanut allergy.
Please, if you experience any problems such as these, do talk to your doctor and see if your symptoms may be due to allergies.