Thanks NJ56Mom, for responding and letting me know I'm not alone in this.
I haven't been to the doctor yet as my regular appointment will be in September (just went last month). I was concerned about the side effects too... taking too many meds as is that causes side effects, don't want to think about trying to handle any more.
I'm going to try the sipping thing, usually I'm gulping down water.
Also, I've been on Plaquenil for a few years now and have to say that it is a great med. I hope it works for you, remember it can take a few months for it to get to its full benefit.
Dx: IBS 1989, Diverticulosis 2004, Idiopathic Acute Colitis 2006, UCTD 2007, Localized Scleroderma 2009, Raynauds 2009
Meds: Plaquenil 400mg/day, Pred 2.5 mg/day (tapering), Methotrexate 10mg/week, Hydrocodone PRN, Flexeril PRN, Fiorinal PRN, Baby aspirin, Prenatal Multi, Vit E, B12, Fish Oil, Biotin, Calcium, Folic Acid