Welcome to the site. You are in the right place. UCTD is an Auto-immune disorder and indeed very closely related to Lupus. It is good that the doctor put you on Plaquenil. You know though the Plaquenil will take up to 5 months to get the full benefit of the medication in your system and Plaquenil is one of the top of the line drugs used in the treatment of Lupus. Plaquenil will help with the excessive fatigue that you are feeling and the pain, but I am wondering if your doctor put you on any NSAIDs for the inflammation going on in your body.
There are a lot of good folks that come in here and they have good information and are very knowledgeable. I hope that you keep posting.
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.