I just wanted to add that I too have Sjogrens Syndrome along with the Lupus. They treat Sjogrens with Plaquenil the same as they do with Lupus. My Rheumatologist told me that it is pretty common to have Lupus and overlapping Sjogrens. He told me that they look at the pattern on the ANA test and they look to see if you are positive for SSA and SSB antibodies to rule out Sjogrens. I have all of this. I hope that you get to feeling better and the Plaquenil should work good for you.
Sjogrens affects the salivary glands and the sweat glands. With Sjogrens you get the dry mouth and dry eyes a lot of times to the point where you get terribly thirsty and you can also get the severe fatigue from it as well.
The Plaquenil can take up to 5 months to get fully kicked in and working so you may not notice it working at first, but remember to keep taking the medication and you will see that it will help a lot.
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.