My original diagnosis was CTD (primary care diagnosed based on ANA 1280). After shopping for a rheumy that I liked, I was started on plaquenil. Slowed things down but ended up getting the lupus diagnosis about 1-2 years later. That was back in 2002. Still on the plaquenil, though other meds have been added. I have had no problems with the plaquenil and do believe it improves my quality of life.
Take care, Fran
Dx: Lupus, sjogren's, celiac, severe allergies, asthma, GERD
Daily Meds: Plaquenil, Zyrtec. Aciphex, Nasacort, Prozac, Ambien CR, CellCept, Zantac, Bactrim, Q-Var, Restasis, Albuterol
Daily Supplements: Calcium, B-100 Complex, Daily Vitamins.
As Needed Meds: Epinephrine, Benadryl, Proventil, Tylenal, Vicodin, Prednisone.