I have been on Hydroxchloroquine for almost 2 months now. They just recently found out that I have RA. My hands will swell up at any given time, no warning, and now it's my elbows and knees that will do it. It has actually been going on for sometime now, I just didn't know what it was. I would just push through it, not be able to walk good for a couple days then I would be okay. It wasn't until one day I had a routine Dr's appt with my primary Dr. During that visit my hand was swollen. So I asked him, while I'm here Dr, what is wrong with my hand. After doing the blood test, he called and told me that I had high levels of RA. He sent me to a RA dr, who said my blood levels were off the chart. Now I don't know what that really means. I do know that I hurt all of the time. I am sick of hurting. I am sick of feeling tired all the time.