Welcome to hw,
My rhuemy tells me the rib pain I suffer from is fibromylagia. Which loves to hitch ride with lupus. If you hurt constantly all over not at the joint but at the muscles then that's fibro.
You may need to get a mattress topper to give you extra cushioning for those tender points.
Plaquenil takes about three to four months to fully kick in. It will help some with the fatigue.
You also need to start avoiding all sources of UV light. Cover up with hats and long sleeves. I even wear gloves and sun glasses. You can purchase special UV protective clothing at Acadamy Sports, coolibar.com, and sungrubbies.com.
I'm very light sensitive and I even have heavy blinds on my window, LED lights in my house, and UV glass on my car.
Because many of us are light sensitive we have to take vitamin D. Make sure to get yours checked.
Lupus, Fibromyalgia, Glaucoma, Asthma, Hypothyriodism, Sleep Apnea, OA, Depression, Allergies, and benign familia tremors
When life throws you lemons....
Pick them up and throw them right back at them! :))