Hi Robin. I'm sorry to hear of your diagnosis, but it's a great relief to know what you have. Plaquenil takes weeks to months to kick in, but it sure helped me when it did. I started taking it 2005 and even with all my other drugs (Cellcept being my God send) I can always tell if I've forgotten my plaquenil.
BTW I agree with Lynnwood that you're taking this very well. There is usually a grieving period missing your old life so don't be alarmed when the depression hits. We at HW are always here to provide support or even if you just want to rant. Love, Butterflake
Systemic Lupus ('05), depression, fibro, sjogrens, cns issues, diabetes, gerd, hypertension, colitis, stage 1 kidney disease Lots of meds. Donna