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. Teaching about hydroxychloroquine ati testing Plaquenil eye testing I had pain all over, fatigue and hair loss. Then two months ago I quit taking the Plaquenil, all the Fybromyalgia symptoms went away - much less pain, my hair quit falling out and I feel so much. Although as a caution I never would h.light my hair when going through severe hair loss or severe flare of skin/scalp. Just to add i did at one point not highlight my hair for over a year, but did not notice any improvement in lupus or improvement in condition etc. My hair before lupus and meds was very thick. Good luck x Jul 18, 2018 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. 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 Medications causing hair to become curly Lupus Forums at The Lupus Site, Using hair dye when have lupus? Hi everyone I. - LUPUS UK Plaquenil pigmentationPlaquenil side effects during pregnancyWhy did the price of hydroxychloroquine go up go muchHydroxychloroquine and thyroidPlaquenil for gout 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. R/lupus - Plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine and hair whitening.. Lupus and Hair Loss What You Can Do -. Lupus Can it cause hair loss? - Mayo Clinic. Hair pigment changes are uncommon with hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil, but most certainly can occur. They can also occur with chloroquine, a related drug. I have included a reference for interest. Donovan JC and Price V. Images in clinical medicine. Chloroquine-induced hair hypopigmentation N Engl J Med. 2010 Jul 22;3634372. 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. 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.