I was prescribed my second medication to treat RA 6 weeks ago already on methotrexate(which took 4 weeks of intermittent sickness before the side effects subsided after GP intervention and introduction of a second batch of omeprazole upto 40mg to stop me feeling sick and anti sickness tablets)
My rheumy then decided to start me on Hydroychloroquine Intally i thought their were no side effects with this drug but over time i realised i had stopped my 30 in walk a day ,Had stopped swimming then stopped most things only achieving the basics in a day now . My legs felt like lead weights and just an over whelming feeling of tiredness,(weird heart beats too)
I had already asked my GP for additional test to see if i was suffering from celiac desiese that came back normal but the blood test did show low Iron my level was 9 So i was started on Iron tablets which were too strong to start with so now i only take one ferrous fumarate 210mg tablet instead of three .
My motivation is near to zero i still want to do things but my muscles don't want to join in .I think i'm still low in Iron ,But back to original questions has anyone else experience a change in mood and physical energy whilst on hydroxychloroquine ?