My symptoms are not getting any better. I am 25 years old and was diagnosed 6 months ago and the symptoms seem to have gotten worse. I have been hesitant to start plaquenil because of side effects and I was hoping I would get better (I guess hopefulness) but truth is I have gotten worse. I have developed more things other than what I had which were dry mouth and stomach problems I have also now developed difficulty breathing, heart palpitations, tingling in fingers, sinhs problems and constant temporal pain etc. So, I guess my question is what do you guys advice and have any of you felt any similar symptoms?