Ditto for what jhmom said. I had problems with the generic and switched to the name brand. I have no had GI symptoms from the name brand. Also, you might want to start off slowly and work your way up making sure you take it with meals. They tell me plaquenil doesn't work overnight. I've been on for 2 weeks and starting to feel less fatigue. I have an appt with a new rheumy tomorrow and suspect I'll be put on prednisone. But, if you need relief from pain, what are you gonna do? I also hope he can clarify my diagnosis. I have a positive ANA, speckled pattern with high sed rate. Don't know for sure what it is. So far, they just said mixed connective tissue disease. Good luck to you.
d 1/09 with colitis sigmoid colon with some diverticular disease as well
IBS, Colon resection Nov. 2010, hopefully in remission
joint pain, fatigue, Mixed Connective Tissue Disease
claritin, prometrium, VSL#3 probiotic, Vit. D, nexium, pexeva (paxil), synthroid, cozar, Vit D,
Blood test positive for Crohn's via prometheus ibd serology panel ASCA