Hello Lawchick, I only took Plaquenil for 3 days. 1 pill 200mg X2 daily. I had some weird symptoms and I did notice a difference on the first day of how I felt. my shoulders didn't feel so awful. When my doc was telling me about the plaquenil and some symptoms I might experience, he told me to stop taking it if I felt weird in any way. ok, my tongue swelled and felt itchy and burny. Well, after day three I decided it wasn't a minor thing and called my doc. So now, no more plaquenil....I am on nothing and I'm in pain all over again. yay me. I haven't told me parents it's getting hard for me to move again, I think they'd flip.
One thing I did notice is my eye sight was getting fuzzier. I knew this was a possiblity, but I only took it for 3 days..hmmm. I was on methotrexate before, but it started causing problems, I think that didn't help my eye sight at all. I was beginning to have problems focusing.
I sit here all bummed about things in general. I too, have noticed my ever present allergies are having a party with out me since Sunday evening.
Things could be worse for me, it could be last year at this time, I didn't have a diagnosis yet. oh well.....
I hope you find that magic mixture of drugs that will work for you soon.