Yep, I was just like you the first time I was taking Plaquenil. "Hurry up, show me". Well, I got really upset about 5 1/2 months into it and stopped taking it. I thought, "If this isn't going help, I am not going to take it".
Well, about 2 weeks into my "stop" program, I suddenly realized it was helping me. It was so gradual that until I stopped, I didn't realize that I wasn't as tired all the time. I didn't ache quite so much, and my eyes and mouth weren't as dry.
I started back up and it took me about a month to 2 months to get back on track. I've been taking it for about 3 yrs. this time. My rheumy took me off of it for a year. It seems to be the usual thing, because several other members had to do the same thing.
I was really glad when my rheumy gave me the go ahead to start it again.
I hope you will give it a chance and look for some little sign that it is working.