I was wondering if anyone has tried plaquenil as a steroid sparing agent?
I finally agreed to take it. I was diagnosed with pmr 22 months ago. Started prednisone at 20mg. Tapered to 15mg and have fluctuated up and down going as low as 6mg only to keep flaring. Have tried all year on the slow taper but can't get below 11mg-12mg. Dr. has wanted me at 7.5mg for about 6 months but I can't seem to do it. Until now , I have said no to the new drug. However, the side effects from the prednisone are really getting to be too much. You name the side effect and I experience it. I have started taking Rayos and that is giving me mouth sores and my hair is falling out worse than before.
So, I was wondering if anyone has any experience with this drug and if it worked for them?
Thanks so much for any input.
Have the best PMR day possible.