Sorry you are feeling so poorly. The one thing you need is sleep and that's a problem too, it doesn't seem fair, does it?
First of all, I know plaquenil takes months before you see a real benefit from it, so keep taking it. Some people have side effects at first so some of your symptoms could be caused from that. I take mine in the morning right after breakfast so it won't bother my stomach. I get migraines sometimes too and the only thing that helps me is coffee and Tylenol. I can't take ibuprofen when I have a migraine...it upsets my stomach and then I throw up. But that's what works for me. Ibuprofen does helps with joint pain and soreness though, or your doc can prescribe something stronger if you think you need it.
Second, one of the symptoms of fibro is not being able to sleep as it effects your nervous system. I used to constantly wake up startled like every 1/2 hour and then it would take awhile to get back to sleep. That pattern would repeat all night long till I started taking melatonin at night. Now I sleep all night, just wake once to use the bathroom, then I'm able to get right back to sleep. But there are meds out there that can help with calming down the nerves and to help you sleep.
Also, I never smoked but I know quitting smoking can cause migraines, anxiety and not being able to sleep. Are you able to use some of the aides available to help with that...patches, pills etc..
Have you called your doc to let him/her know what's happening? They may be able to help you get through the flare.
Hope you're feeling better soon!
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