Welcome. As Pat stated Plaquenil takes approximately 3 months to take affect, but is well worth the wait. It does help with fatigue, sun sensitivity, things of that nature. The story you have written about your experience with your 1st rheumy appt is all too familar, unfortunately it happens all too often. I have experienced this type of treatment and I'm sure many others have as well. It is very sad and I wish there was something that could be done to stop doctors like this from treating patients poorly.
I'm glad that you have found a good doctor that is working with you and your situation. I wish you the best and I'm sure once your are on the plaquenil you will see a improvements. We are here to answer any questions or just listen anytime.
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