Hi all, I haven't posted for ages, but have been reading about everyone else with interest! Last September I had a medium positive ANA, and a very positive anti-DNA at 53 (normal range under 20) I've been on Plaquenil 200mg per day for just over 6 months, which seems to have stopped the swellings, as I haven't had any since February. However, I still have sore and tender muscles, and aching joints, mostly shoulders, hip area, and of all places - the sides and back of my ribs! I can't say it is excrutiating pain, but more like nagging aches. I saw my Rheumy yesterday, and he said that my recent blood tests show my ANA as weakly positive, but my anti DNA has risen to 73 now. He said that now really confirms his original diagnosis of 'probable Lupus.'' He doesn't want to raise my Plaquenil yet, he said he prefers to take things slowly for a while. I took Ibuprofen through a bad patch I had just after Easter, for 3 weeks, but it didn't help, so he has prescribed me a months worth of Meloxicam, 15mg once a day, to see if that improves how I feel. I see him next in 4 months time. I'd like to know how any of you out there have got on with Meloxicam, as I'm not familiar with it. Cheers!