Plaquenil for me eased my lupus symptoms. Before taking it I was hurting everywhere, my joints were swollen, my fatigue was so bad it took all my strength to raise my arms. Now my pain is lessen, joints swell less, and I have more energy to do things. It's not a "cure-all", nothing fully cures all of the symptoms, but it truely helps. It slows down the lupus attacks and progression.
She would probably have to take a very small dose and it will take a few months for it to build up in her system.
I'm truely sorry she has to deal with this, but you sound like a strong mom to support her. Be sure to let her rest when her body calls for it, but try to get her to do some moderate exercise.
If you're looking for nice clothing with sun protection for her try coolibar.com. Most of us have problems with UV rays and have to cover up from it. Her classroom has fluorescent lighting and she needs protection from it. You might want to get special permission for her to wear a head covering from the principal. There is some nice scarfs and hats on the site too. I had to wear them as a teacher for several years.
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! :))