Although I cant remember if it was referenced here as a treatment. /gov/pubmed/15617845 "Minocycline, tinidazole and hydroxychloroquine are reportedly capable of destroying both the spirochaetal and cystic L-form of B. It's a very common drug used for those with rheumatoid arthritis people take it for many years. Something is messing with my eyes, no doubt about it. Minocycline treatment started combined with hydroxychloroquine sulfate and the patient discharged with overall improvement." I haven't but it's often prescribed - AKA Plaquenil. It freaks me out because of it's crazy long half -life - 32-50 DAYS (not hours) So, if you want to come off of it...you're waiting a long time for it to clear out of your system. Hydroxychloroquine long term Hydroxychloroquine and lupus nephritis Feb 19, 2020 Plaquenil hydroxychloroquine is an antimalarial medication used to treat or prevent malaria, a disease caused by parasites, which enter the body through the bite of a mosquito. Plaquenil is also used to treat symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and discoid or systemic lupus erythematosus. Lyme arthritis LA typically begins months after the initial tick exposure, and without antibiotic treatment, it often causes intermittent or persistent, monoarticular or oligoarticular arthritis, usually in 1 or 2 joints at a time, especially the knees, over a period of several years. Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil is considered a disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug DMARD. It can decrease the pain and swelling of arthritis. It may prevent joint damage and reduce the risk of long-term disability. Hydroxychloroquine is in a class of medications that was first used to prevent and treat malaria. Ya rhuemeys love it because of it immunosuppressive qualitys ..mess up the eyes ...however some llmd say it inhibits the efflux pump of bugs to make it more succeptable to others abx ..what girlie said ..is 96 hr so a few day n ok but ya a month to clear the system?! Yes its used to reduce inflammation and make other abx's more effective. It can also mess with your eyes so you need to get them checked but I haven't run into anyone that's actually had eye problems from it. Thought that might be the case - hadn't seen it in any of his protocols that I find online. I recommend if you're going on Plaquenil to have a baseline test done. It can also mess with your eyes so you need to get them checked but I haven't run into anyone that's actually had eye problems from it. It's a very common drug used for those with rheumatoid arthritis people take it for many years. I think it tests our Peripheral vision - and you may not notice a change so don't wait for that to happen I failed Visual Contrast Sensitivity as can be expected after mold exposure. Plaquenil for lyme arthritis Hydroxychloroquine User Reviews for Lyme Disease, Arthritis at, Treatment of Lyme Arthritis The Journal of Rheumatology Ibuprofen and plaquenilHydroxychloroquine medline plusPlaquenil for goutRetinal thinning in plaquenil toxicity Plaquenil is the brand name for the prescription drug hydroxychloroquine. It's used to treat and prevent malaria infection, and to reduce symptoms and progression of autoimmune diseases such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and others. Plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine - Side Effects, Dosage.. Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil. Horowitz on Differentiating Lyme from Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, and MS. Hydroxychloroquine HCQ, sold under the brand name Plaquenil among others, is a medication used for the prevention and treatment of certain types of malaria. Specifically it is used for chloroquine-sensitive malaria. Other uses include treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and porphyria cutanea tarda. It is taken by mouth. I've been diagnosed with Lyme disease, Q fever, rickettsia and I've been battling this for years. I have unbearable joint pain and syncopal episodes. I am a nurse. I have to say that the best I feel is on Plaquenil and doxycycline, with steroids occasionally. I have a flare. I was just prescribed plaquenil to treat the cyst form of lyme. The usage of the drug says it is to suppress the immune system in the treatment of lupus. Why would you want to do this if you have lyme. I thought steriods and drugs that suppress the immune system make treatment much slower. I am reluctant to take it.