I am pretty new here. I do not post much. However I have a problem. I have been diagnosed with SLE and RA. I have many other health problems. Type I Diabetic, thyroid removed, back surgery. My doctor put me on plaquenil 2 x a day. At first it seemed to work. However the last month I have been having what seems to be muscle spasms in my upper arms and they are really bad. My arms feel like they weigh 100 lbs each. I am also having really bad pain in my hands. My digestion is really bad also. My question is have any of you experienced this? I live in WV and my doctor is very old-fashioned and out of date. He says plaquenil is all that I can take. I am thinking of traveling to the WVU campus in search of a new doctor. Thanks again for listening.