Lupus doesn't cause arthritis.
Lupus pains come in all varieties. Generally joint & muscle pains last for a period of time, but sometimes they can be short and stabbing if it's a ligament that is inflamed when you happen to use it. For instance, my pointer finger on my right hand, sometimes the end joint is inflamed, I can see some swelling. But pain is only stabbing if I put too much pressure on the joint.
Plaquenil doesn't control arthritis pain, if anything it controls Lupus disease progression.
I have no idea if your issues are from arthritis, Lupus, or Lyme.
Lynnwood, Lupus & Sjogren's Moderator, Dx: 2002DIAGNOSING LUPUS & HW's LUPUS 101
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