I’ve struggled with hair loss before (telogen effluvium) but it was put down to anemia and as long as I keep taking extra iron it’s ok. I do know that listing the weight loss is really ridiculous as most people / 70petcent say they GAIN! I’ve got some treatment from a Trichologist who has treated me before. Hi Amy G6500, I was on hydroxychloroquine for a couple of years and my hair was thickening, since coming off apart 9 months ago I have had significant loss, but not sure whether it’s down to that. (I have hair from the front but look bald from the back but then I am male and elderly - you need to find a way of covering the loss but Medicine will not be able to help at this point in time unless something very dramatic has snuck by me). As hair loss was a listed side effect of hydroxychloroquine I wanted to check. Actually I’m on B12 injections and my hair is the best it’s ever been. So keep coming on these boards and talking to the real people...patients! My hair loss 20 years ago was put down to anemia but no cause was found for the anemia. Chloroquine dna Ana positive brain fog ro plaquenil I’ve struggled with hair loss before telogen effluvium but it was put down to anemia and as long as I keep taking extra iron it’s ok. Actually I’m on B12 injections and my hair is the best it’s ever been. I’ve read conflicting reports on this. Some even say it helps with lupus hair loss. Any experiences would be appreciated. I am naturally blonde but my hair is mid-toned and typically has more red in it you can see the natural blonde color in the cowlick of my hair that has more strawberry. I’ve read a couple of studies evidencing hair color changes in people with lighter hair taking plaquenil but can’t seem to find much else on it. Plaquenil can change the pigmentation in the skin, so it would stand to reason that it can do the same with hair. I have experienced the change in pigmentation on my legs. It looks like I have a huge bruise on the back of my leg which extends from the calf to the ankle. I call it a perma-bruise. If I’m on iron it’s mostly ok, if I stop it falls out. I also use a strengthening herbal treatment from a Trichologist once a month. Hi I started on hydroxychloroquine in November 17 and I have to say my hair has gone very thin and in bad condition (dry and doesn't seem to grow and due to thinning of my hair it is getting shorter). Can i bleach my hair taking plaquenil for lupus Protecting your eyesight when taking Plaquenil Lupus., R/lupus - Plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine and hair whitening. Plaquenil irritabilityTesting for plaquenil usagePlaquenil tamoxifen toxic symptomsPlaquenil guidelines 2017 Lupus can also cause the scalp hair along your hairline to become fragile and break off easily, leaving you with a ragged appearance known as lupus hair. Hair loss may be an early sign of lupus, before the disease is diagnosed. But many other disorders can cause hair loss, so consult with your doctor if you notice unusual hair thinning or hair. Lupus Can it cause hair loss? - Mayo Clinic. Plaquinel changes hair color?" Lupus Community - Support Group. What is the correct way to discontinue use of plaquenil?. I was diagnosed almost 2yrs ago with Lupus, SLE & subacute subcutaneous. The plaquenil made me lose my hair immediately. When it came back in most of it came in white which I read that the medicine can bleach your hair. Then last year I noticed areas on my legs that are brown or maybe it's that my skin has been bleached in areas and is very white. Lupus hair loss can take on different forms depending on whether you have scarring or non-scarring lupus. Not everyone with the condition will experience hair loss. When it does occur, it varies. Then I discovered that plaquenil can have a side effect of hair loss. But I also know that lupus can too. I brought this up with my doctor and all he said was to take vitamin B. which is silly because I'm already on two different multivitamins. My next appt isn't until the end of August and my formerly thick hair is now pathetically thin.