I have been on plaquenil for 6 months and I did my blood work this week for my 6 month check up with the rheumy tomorrow. Trying to figure out what to expect. C reactive went down from 3.8 to 1.9. But the Red Sed Rate went from 40 to 43. Does this mean the meds failed? Are we trying to get into the "normal" range of these test with treatment or just not increase numbers? Do the numbers affect stages of disease? help!