peacesoul, I too suffered a great deal from plaquenil for two or three months -- upset stomach, diarrhea, and cramping, but those awful side effects went away and I've been fine for the past three years. By the way I take 200mg in the am and 200mg in the pm.
I hope you have a good doctor who will adjust it so that you can tolerate it. Do you ever call and talk to the nurse between appointments. My dr.'s nurse is terrific & will pass my message on the the dr. and then call me back. It saves time, and keeps me from suffering till my next appt.
Good luck with this.
Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sjogren's, osteoarthritis, fibro, ibs, renauds, restless leg, hiatal hernia, double vision.
cellcept, neurontin, prednisone, plaquenil, synthroid, triamterene, cymbalta, tramadol, lunesta, actonel, meridia, tricor, aciphex, multivitamin, calcium w vit D, fish oil, aspirin