I have am presently experiencing a very severe flare up of subcutaneous lupus all over my body, sjoghens syndrome and have retinitus pigmentosa. My Rheumatologist is saying that I need to go onto plaquinel which can expedite the blindness of the RP but will prevent SLE from starting. I am presently consulting with my opthalmologist and rheumatologist but the final decision is up to me. I am 55. Is there anyone out there that may have had to make a similar decision.