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Sure sounds like rheumatoid arthritis to me. These autoimmune diseases tend to overlap so diagnosis can be tricky, especially in the early stages.

You should've felt the initial effects of Plaquenil after two months - but the full potential of the drug usually isn't reached till six months.

A "Plaq only" DMARD is usually reserved for Lupus and mild cases of RA. I don't know if you have Lupus, I do know your disease is definitely not mild!

Maybe ask you're doc about some of the other early stage DMARDs - Methotrexate, Arava, or Minocin.

As far as the NSAIDs go, it's a toss up each time you try one. Don't hesitate to switch if the present one isn't working for you.