Welcome to the forum, Gidget. I'm so sorry that you have a diagnosis. I well remember the day I got my diagnosis and I must admit that I felt so much relief after being dismissed by doctors for so many years.
It took me several weeks to completely adjust to plaquenil and the diarrhea and stomach cramps it gave me, but once my body became acclimated to it, I've had no problems with it. For me it was worth going through the discomfort for a couple of months.
Good luck with your meds. I'm so glad you're here. The people here are wonderful, supportive, knowledgeable, and very helpful, so come often and ask questions, vent, gripe, and complain all you want. We're all here for each other.
Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sjogren's, osteoarthritis, fibro, ibs, renauds, restless leg, hiatal hernia, double vision, migraines.
cellcept, neurontin, prednisone, plaquenil, synthroid, triamterene, tramadol, actonel, tri-est, imitrex, cymbalta, multivitamin, calcium w vit D, fish oil, aspirin