Hi and welcome to the forum. I can definitely understand how you feel. The Plaquenil can take up to about 5 months to get fully kicked in. I am wondering why the doctor did not put you on Prednisone to taper down for when the Plaquenil gets fully kicked in.
There is nothing that you did to get Lupus. Unfortunately from what my doctor a good Rheumatologist told me is that the CDC has ruled that they believe that Lupus is inherrited. I definitely believe that it is as 3 out of 5 of us girls in my family unfortunately have it. There are 8 children in my family. I had an Aunt with it too.
Lupus is a very hard illness to live with and a lot of people don't understand how bad it is. Unfortunately we can look perfectly healthy and yet that is not the case. I would like to see a more awareness brought out to the public about this illness.
It is okay to vent as we all that come here definitely understand where you are coming from. There will be others that come in here with really great information. Please keep posting ok.
Lupus for many years. Like most of my life. Sjogrens that started at 35 and Scoliosis, Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Osteo-Arthritis of the spine, Ankylosing Spondilitis, Periferal Neuropathy, mild CP and now just recently diagnosed with PA. I had a disc replaced in December of 2007.
Plaquenil, Sulindac, Imuran, Celiac diet, Tramadol and B12 shot once a month.