Feeling exhausted and I am in pain. Waiting on lab work to come back to see if it is ok to start meds. Rheumatologist wants to try mtx or plaquenil. Both worry me some, but know I need to do something. I really want to get back to being able to do the things I enjoy.

I am relieved for the diagnosis. I have felt like no one including my regular doctor have taken me seriously until now. It has been a long road. I realize that the exhaustion I have had most of my life has been apart of the disease.

I was started on plaquenil as my first DMARD. I haven’t had any side effects, and it really helped for a few years there.


Thanks for the info. I haven't been able to find a lot of info on the plaquenil so this helps.

hope you get the relief you need and deserve. It is a long hard road.trying to get someone to listen to you I found out too.

So glad you finally got a dx! It can be a huge relief. Now you can get on with treatment, and you've got nowhere to go but up! Best wishes.