Hi All! I've read previous posts for plaquenil, prednisone, polymyalgia rheumatica, etc., but wanted to hear more. Side effects of both drugs - anyone? For some reason, when I switched regular doctors (live in very small town and wore out my other regular doc), new one didn't want me to take the plaquenil the rheumy (in big city) had prescribed and I had been taking for two years. I never had any side effects and felt much better all the way around. I was experiencing constant muscle pains/cramps/charlie horses in my arms between elbows and shoulders when rheumy prescribed it and it went away. Anyway, haven't taken it since January and my arms (and other places) hurt constantly. Had a bout of bronchitis and while on Prednisone, muscle aches went away completely. Mentioned this to new doc and he said we could try low dose of Prednisone, but it had a lot of side effects. Low dose of 10 mgs daily isn't working great, but does help somewhat. I really don't want to take the Prednisone and would rather go back to Plaquenil. Help!