What About Withdrawals

I received a call from my Sarcoidosis doctor today that my white blood count is still low for a second time, so he’s taking me off of Hydroxycholoroquine, aka Plaquenil.

I started taking the drug in January 2008, and I wondered if there would be any withdrawal effect coming off this drug after four years, since as of today, I am coming off of it cold turkey, no tapering like prednisone. Here us what I could find on hydroxychloroquine withdrawal.

Gender of people who have Withdrawal syndrome when taking Plaquenil * :

Female Male
Withdrawal syndrome 100.00% 0.00%

Age of people who have Withdrawal syndrome when taking Plaquenil * :

0-1 2-9 10-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 60+
Withdrawal syndrome 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 14.29% 71.43% 14.29%

Severity of Withdrawal syndrome when taking Plaquenil * :

n/a

How people recoverd from Withdrawal syndrome * :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain
  2. Fibromyalgia
  3. Breakthrough pain
  4. Systemic lupus erythematosus
  5. Epilepsy

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Duragesic-100
  2. Lyrica
  3. Cymbalta
  4. Embeda
  5. Prednisone

This does not really say anything really, but I just thought it was interesting. If i do have any withdraway symptoms, I’ll be sure to post them here.

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