I am 20 years old and was diagnosed with dermatomyositis about 6 months ago. My current doctor in Tyler, TX put me on plaquenil and told me that it would work within 3 months. It hasn't. I still have swollen muscles and joints and am in pretty severe pain when it comes to moving my arms and hands. For some reason my doctor won't take me seriously and is more worried about the rash my disease causes rather than my immobility. He keeps telling me "well your rash is gone so the medication is working." I honestly am not vain enough to care about the rash, I'm more concerned about my muscle/joint pain. If anybody knows of a good doctor in Dallas I would be so grateful!!