Plaquenil did not help me at all, even after eight months, I felt no difference.
After that the rheumy put me on MTX, first pills, then shots, because the pills made me sick.
I started feeling a little better with MTX, after about 4 months, but had to stop because of bad liver tests. I found out, how much MTX really helped me, after I had to stop. I am still not back on it, because the rheumy suspects liver damage, not from the MTX, but from the lupus.
I would love to go back on MTX in a heart beat.
I wish you the same results, I had with the MTX.
I may have been dealt a bad hand, but at least I'm still playing with a full deck. ( most of the time anyway).