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Hi ellenh, I was diagnosed with RA in 2003. The diagnosis was made from lab work. I had few symptoms. I have been taking Plaquenil for about 7 years and am doing pretty well, with very little progression.
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Hi, Karen. Thanks for your info. Have you ever had significant symptoms or has your life been pretty much normal since 2003? I just do not know what to expect because I feel great and am rather fearful of all of a sudden getting ill. I got terribly ill on Plaquenil with severe stomach pains and violent diarrhea. Was not able to take it. I gave it a try for 6 months but the stomach issues were crippling. But all of the DMARDs basically have the same side effects. Just checking all the bases before I "dive in" again.
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