The bumps on my face are gone, but now I've got some unfun pain in my rt ear. Hopefully some of the others will have more ideas for you too. I will have to tomorrow, though, if this doesn't let up. Its the usual choice for 'first guns' meds even when the dx is vague. It takes several months to build in your system, but seems to be beneficial for lots of us. ) swelling, and it feels kind of swollen in the canal. I just recently had to have it cleaned because I couldn't hear out of it.(Not the first time for that). Ibuprofen and cold compresses to slow down the blood flow and reduce swelling seem to help me. ((( Lucy ))) I know exactly what pain you are talking about. maybe plaquenil is working its magic I am learning so much by going to different pages of new topics, and finding more symptoms to tell to my doctor. I just got off medrol dosepak for flareup and going back to the rheumy on Tuesday. I have dry eyes, he said i didnt produce much saliva, have jaw pain, basically all the signs. is, Does anyone have neck pain, i guess id say its on both sides on my throat where your thyroid is. Also ive noticed the past few weeks, when cleaning my ears it hurts to even put a qtip in them. And sometimes, don't know why but I get fungal infections in my ears. It's kind of like nerve pain - shooting and sharp, and it hurts to touch and/or manipulate the outside of the ear. Mine is a shooting pain and it will cause me to grab my ear in pain. I see the rheumie on the 24th, and will definitely report the red bumps and the ear pain. The doctors say it's not related to lupus, but doctors don't know everything about lupus. Recently my rheumy only wanted me to take my NSAIDS as needed and after several days of not taking it I had the same pain you described. Robin, I dreamt recently that I was trying to clean out my ears! Rosie - I hope to start on Plaquenil - it does seem to be the safest thing that most folks get some relief from. I wanted to try accupuncture first, which I've been doing with her blessing - maybe she didn't want to try more than one thing at a time..... Rheumie is an hour away - and when a bad flare hits - I can only make it to my pcp in town - not the best system. Be they lupus related or not, he will decide I guess. I finished the meds and of course swelling is back again, very dry even though I am on evoxac 3 times a day. I take care of them and clean them regularly just as the dr has told me to do so but it still happens every now and then. Chloroquine malaria Chloroquine diphosphate crystalline Average dose for plaquenil is 1 tablet daily Hydroxychloroquine sulfatr interactions Sharp pain on one side of your throat when swallowing can occur for many reasons. Learn about possible causes, along with treatment options, and when to see a doctor. Ear pain can also occur. Talk to your doctor about this, but my guess is that the Plaquenil is not doing anything to cause the pain, but rather that it is not doing enough to prevent it. It sounds like your RA has probably gotten a bit out of control, relative, to your current treatment, and Plaquenil is not a particularly potent drug when it comes to managing joint pain. Ringing in the ear tinnitus. Tinnitus is the perception of a ringing, buzzing, roaring, whistling or hissing sound in your ear. Feeling of fullness in the ear. People with Meniere's disease often feel pressure in an affected ear aural fullness. After an episode, signs and symptoms improve and might disappear entirely for a while. No fever, runny nose or the like to indicate a cold or virus. I've come to believe that it is inflammation caused by sjogrens (for me). Hester spinningmawmaw said...wouldn't this be a connective tissue thing, the cartilage in your ear could be affected. But I have written it down to tell my doctor when I see him next month. I have a lot of problems with my left parotid gland. I sit here as I write to you and I laugh, better than crying I guess! She explained to me that with the autoimmune diseases at work in your body sometimes the strangest things will happen and you just have to treat the symptoms. It doesn't appear red or inflamed, and the pain is intermittent, but it hurts like the dickens when it starts in. This is the third time this has happened in the last two months. This forum is the best - great info and support - thanks for your help! I went to my PCP and my ear was clear as a bell, she figured it was inflammation caused by lupus and told me to go back on my NSAIDS (anti-inflammatory) and within days of taking them everyday the pain was completely gone. The rheumie was ready to put me on Plaquenil a year and a half ago, but I wasn't ready. Ear pain seems better today so far......here's hoping! but if this plaquenil is taking the mouth sores away, who cares if it is lupus related or not? I have to wear the dark sunglasses that wrap around the sides of my eyes due to sjogren's. Joints very sore all over and to top it off I dropped my laptop on my left foot and I am now wearing a boot for two weeks and back to the ortho. The pharmacist explained to me that they can be quite common in someone who's immune system is conpromised. Plaquenil ear pain Sharp Pain in Throat When Swallowing On One Side Causes., Plaquenil and pain" Rheumatoid Arthritis Community. Plaquenil palindromic rheumatism Please I need to find out if anyone who has taken plaquenil has experienced back and hip pain. I started in Oct of 2011 taking 200 mg of plaquenil once a day. In April of 2012 I started taking 400 mg 2 x's a day. I did start to notice that I was having pain when I tried to sleep at night. Mostly in my arms hands and ankles. Plaquenil and pain" Rheumatoid Arthritis Community - Support Group. Meniere's disease - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic. Will you have Tinnitus with Plaquenil - eHealthMe. May 08, 2012 The doctor explained that I had eustachian tube dysfunction, which is suspected to be one of the primary causes of ear pain and pressure in Sjogren’s patients, as I wrote about here. He also diagnosed me with chronic sinusitis. Because the conditions are chronic and not acute. If it isn't from the plaquenil then the longer you wait the less help they will be able to give you. The plaquenil should definitely be out of your system by now. There is something called autoimmune inner ear disease that my ENT mentioned to me that I may or may not have my rheumy said no, it's too rare. All blood work came back "normal", lupus is in remission/ inactive. Yay! Dr stopped Hydroxychloroquine plaquenil yesterday fearing it is now doing more harm than good. Over all I do feel it may have caused increased anxiety and depression and irritability.however lupus alone can trigger those symptoms I'm sure.