Drug Side Effect Caused Lichen Planus
Dear Ted, I was prescribed hydroxychloroquine for rheumatoid arthritis. I stopped it after a month when it caused skin discolouration (my neck and face went a bluey grey colour!!) and dizziness. I then got very itchy skin around my neck, face and particularly my eyes. I saw one dermatologist who said the medicine had caused lichen planus and that I may be left with the scarring/discolouration for life, or it could take up to two years for it to fade. Another dermatologist told me my skin may never get back to its normal colour and it was something I would have to live for the rest of my life!
I have been using MSM for my arthritis and it is helping. I am also looking into alkalizing to see if this help.
Do you have any advice for me which would help with both issues?