We are kicking off this feature with a Q&A with noted rheumatologist and researcher, Lianne S. The next installment of this feature will be focused on questions for physical therapists and will appear in our Summer issue. Please keep your questions general in nature, and keep in mind that physicians will be unable to provide medical advice about your specific case through this format. If you have already submitted your questions through the online survey emailed earlier this year, rest assured we have them! Can plaquenil lower antibodies to thyroid Chloroquine malaria dna binding theory Plaquenil acetaminophen interaction Buy chloroquine phosphate fish Jun 16, 2010 I am looking for suggestions and experience on people who has ankylosing spondylitis and pass experience of a flare up. as for me, I am 37 years old, I been diagnose with AS for over 15 years. For the last few month, my ankylosing spondylitis has sudden flare-up. I was on Remicade for a few years now. Brief High-Dose Prednisone Improves Active Ankylosing Spondylitis. A small, randomized clinical trial from Germany suggests that two weeks of high-dose oral prednisone produces a clinically relevant response in patients with active ankylyosing spondylitis AS refractory to NSAIDs. Plaquenil is not a mainstream drug for spondylitis but is sometimes used for folks who have not responded to NSAIDs, anti-TNFs, etc. I know a few folks here have tried it, so hopefully they will weigh in, but bottom line if the Remicade/MTX is working and there are no problems with cost, side effects, etc. We know they can test for whether a mood altering drug, such as Zoloft or Prozac, will be metabolized well or not. Question: We hear so much about customized medicine in the media. Does prednisone and plaquenil work for ankylosing spondylitis Medications Used To Treat Ankylosing Spondylitis And Related., Brief High-Dose Prednisone Improves Active Ankylosing Spondylitis Is hydroxychloroquine generic I have sero-negative Ankylosing Spondylitis, DD2 has sero-positive Sjogrens In an attempt to find something that helps, she's been trialling the different anti inflammatory medications and has just started on Plaquenil. Plaquenil and Ankylosing Spondylitis - Reviews. Anyone on Plaquenil? - Ankylosing spondylitis. How quickly does prednisone start working.. Prednisone causes weight gain which is bad for AS, but stopping prednisone does not help weight loss. With more chronic use, patients can get thinning of the skin and the adrenal glands can shut down because the body is being supplied by an exogenous source of steroids with the prednisone. I have been taking Prednisone, Methotrexate and NSAID for my RA. Last week my doctor added Plaquenil. I know that it could take up to months to work. But I didn't think that it would make me worse. Ever since I start taking Plaquenil I have been geeting alot more pain, stiffness and swelling. The dose or nothing has change with the meds that I was already on. Does this make any since to you? Ankylosing spondylitis may also affect other parts of the body besides the skeleton, such as the eyes, heart, and lungs. The prognosis is generally good, but long-term medications and physical therapy are needed to control pain and to maintain mobility.