Hi Dolores Sorry to hear you are another RA person,
I guess ive got the "Pleasure" of many years trial and error as ive been diagnosed for about
30yrs now (yes I was young
I have a Lot of problems with medications and can't take Any of the Non Steroidal Anti inflamitories, they did put me on Hydroxychloroquine ( Plaquenil ) and I had a Severe Reaction to it known as a stevens johnson reaction, now take heart they say this is Rare !
but I do warn anyone taking Plaquenil to keep a watch on your Blood tests and your Temperature as I got flu like symptoms and a very sore throat which I ignored I then got a high fever - again ignored it till finally I was near comatose & Delirious with 42c (107 f ) and had a mouth Full of ulcers I had to be on iv in hospital for a week and unable to eat solids for about
3-4 weeks. This Scared the Daylights out of me and I refused all medications for some time after But now with a Very Good Rheumatologist I am on medications that are helping and looking at my next visit to give a TNF Blocker a Try.
you Need to Try these and you need to Trust your Rheumy if you don't then get another one I think over the years ive gone thru 8 before finding this one.
the fact that you can take ibuprofen is a good sign if you have tummy troubles make sure you Never take it without food even a glass of milk will help
Take Care hope to see you around the site