hi megan, and welcome.
it is a good thing that your rhuemy is pro-active.
many of us have had trouble finding someone who will act decisively, and treat our symptoms.
i hope you can lower the pred soon.
i have found that plaquenil can take 3 to 6 months to really effect our body.
one day you realise that you do not hurt the same.
it does not happen overnight ....
but it is a gradual conditioning created by the plaquenil.
please take some time to look around the site.
the older posts are our personal history with lupus.
pleas also ask questions as you feel the need.
When you're stressed, You eat Ice cream, Cake, Chocolate & Sweets. Why? Because stressed spelled backwards is DESSERTS.