LAWCHICK, I had tummy problems, including cramping and diarrhea, when I first started taking Plaquenil. It can last up to 3 months, but I endured it and am happy that I did. It's still a good idea to discuss your loss of appetite with your doctor.
And please let me reiterate what couchtater said: Stay out of the sun. If I want to flare, all I have to do is stand out in the sun for a few minutes and boom. It's my number one enemy.
Good luck with the Plaquenil.
SLE, fibro, renauds, restless leg, hiatal hernia, double vision, migraines, costocondritis.
plaquenil, neurontin 1200mg, synthroid, spironolactone, actonel, niaspan, simcor, lunesta, cymbalta 90mg, norco 10, vitamin D, Calcium, Multi Vit. Fish Oil, low strength aspirin