hi all i'm going to my rheum for low c3 c4,,i've only had it tested twice, once they were both completely out of range and the other time they were in range but at the very bottom i have severe 24/7 unexplained peripheral neuropathy, stiffness, DES, nose bleeds, exhaustion, anemia of chronic disease, hairloss etc since 2009. one major sx i don't have is a dry mouth *knock on wood* but the schirmers test i absolutely fail i'd like to take plaquenil because i believe i have sjogren's. however, all my bloodwork is negative, including lupus tests. i need a lip biopsy but it'd have to be approved by insurance, etc. i'd like to try a very low dose of plaquenil NOW. does anyone know if a rheum will rx this while i wait for a lip biopsy? i think i could use it as a tool, work backwards to see if i have a an AI disease..if i don't, it won't provide relief, correct?