I took plaquenil and had the weirdest reaction to food. I'm not exagerating at all here -- I literally ate one meal everyday for the 3-4 months I was on the drug. Also, I could open the refrigerator, and it was not like looking at food -- it was like seeing tools, or bricks. Nothing sparked my appetite at all. None of my old-stand-by foods were even remotely appetizing.
Have been taking Plaquenil for almost a month, have noticed a remarkable change in food tastes..i.e. metalic taste to certain foods. Have lost almost 10 pounds,
& sense of smell enhanced. I do not like this drug & want to get off of it as soon
as possible. Have not noticed it reducing the pain of my RA.
I just googled this and found this page. I have been on sulfasalazine since May, with in the last month and a half I have had this awful taste in my mouth, and nothing seems appealing. I need coffee every morning, and the last 2 weeks it turned my stomach. I cook for my family and I cannot taste! It is not helping my RA, but I do not want to go on other meds that may be worse. Is there any other answer? Also, my doctor said this was all in my mind! No...its not.
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