21 yrs old, Systemic Lupus , lupus nephritis , raynoids , Carpal Tunnel
The Old Normal is no more so I and we have to find a New Normal...
Ginny, I had some very minor diarrhea, nausea, cramping for about a week when I started Plaquenil. Everyone is different, but for me, taking the med about 15 min. after eating, rather than before or with a meal, makes things much easier on my stomach, even for just Advil. I do think you should let your rheumy know. It seems to me in Dr. Wallace's book and from other folks on this forum, that when there was trouble when first starting Plaq, they were taken off for a few days and then restarted at half the dose for awhile, building up to the full dose. It seems to work for many. I know you are sensitive to meds - just my two cents - but I wouldn't give up. Maybe try another dose and if trouble persists - call the doc. Hopefully, it's like Lynwood said - a one time anomaly.
Good luck - hope it works out!