Hi everyone ,
I saw a different Rheumy today, she was terrible, she just was not interested, that's the impression I got .
I told her and showed her a list of all my symptoms, she didn't even look at it, just left it on the table.
Some of my symptoms: dry eyes, exhaustion, joint pain, fever,dizziness,racing heart beat, mid-upper back pain, stomach discomfort, earache , jaw pain,muscle ache, depression etc.
She said my symptoms are due to me having caught the cold/flu.
I was trying to tell her that I am really not well. She just didn't care. I then started to cry, she asked why I was crying I told her that my body no longer belonged to me plus all the symptom were getting to me. Her response "well you're her now"
She prescribed: prednisolone and sulfasalazine and to continue taking the other medication my GP prescribed which are lansoprazole , naproxen and co-codamol.
She will see me in 2-3 weeks time
Bloods done today further 2 bloods to be done (30th January & 13th February)
Just as well my friend came with me for support, I was distraught all I could do was cry.
I am finding it hard to cope. I've had enough. I struggle at work pain and exhaustion. Weekends I stay in bed.
If the pain doesn't ease off I will go to hospital.