This group seems kind of quiet but I hoping I will get lots of input.
I was just started on Plaquenil June 1st, not sure what I have yet. Labs jump all over the place, elevated CCP during a flare 10 months ago in my thumbs but now back to normal, sometimes elevated CRP, positive ANA homogeneous 1:80.. nothing sticks out well enough to know what path I am on. Had MRI of one hand and report states it looks to be RA (and I also have a fibroma or neuroma in my thumb joint)! I am ok overall, some stiffness in hands and feet, painful hips and shoulders. Fatigue for sure.
My question is.. assuming this is RA.. I woke up the other morning with severe pain in my left wrist and left jaw. Took a 600mg Ibuprofen and that worked but later I had pain in my right wrist. Next day I had no pain! I understand RA flares can come and go and stay for different amounts of time and that it is often bilateral but I thought this was weird.. any thoughts on that?
My second important question is will Plaquenil get rid of the fatigue?
Thanks in advance.
PS- I am 42 next week and this whole thing just breaks my heart.