Along with Plaquenil and Prednisone, there are other helpful medications like Imuran, Cellcept, MTX, Benylsta, and IvIG.
Cellcept made my Lupus "quiet" (rheumies don't use the word "remission"). Many people have good results once they find the treatment that works for them.
I highly recommend:
1) lower stress however you can
2) plenty of deep restorative sleep
3) eating as healthily as possible
4) regular mild exercise
Sounds like your primary was not worth much!!!
Lynnwood, Lupus & Sjogren's Moderator, Dx: 2002DIAGNOSING LUPUS & HW's LUPUS 101
"Life is far too important to be taken seriously." - Oscar Wilde