Wecome Mary. Try to read about taking Plaquenil before you start so you know how it 'may' effect you. I became very sick while taking it, but after I changed to taking the tablet at night time, I no longer feel any side effects. However, the majority of people do not suffer any side effects. Just make sure you see an opthamologist to get your eyes checked every 6 months as in very, very, very rare cases it may cause problems for your eyes.
Keep up with the Plaquenil, dont go off it. It may take around 3 - 6 months before it starts working, but it is well worth the wait. Happy reading, researching and learning.
Diagnosed with Lupus - 22 June, 2010