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Does anyone get stomach cramps? I thought it was just gas at first but then it escalates into debilitating cramps. I started keeping a journal to keep track of all these symptoms I am having and I had the same cramps on January 7th and then again starting last night Feb. 3rd. So it almost seems like they are coming every month (I guess about a week before my period) and lasting about 2 days. I was just starting plaquenil when I had my first run in with the cramps. I also had fever and diarrehea. I spoke with the doctor and quit the plaquenil to see if I was feeling side effects of the meds. Currently I am on prednisone temporarily and then I'm going to try the plaquenil again. So it doesn't seem like these cramps are related to any meds. Is this a part of the lupus? I have turned into the biggest hypocondriac because of this disease. I can't decipher what is related to lupus vs what is just normal day to day pains. I am so full of questions and sometimes it helps to hear real life testimonials than to hear from a doctor. Thanks!