I went to see my general Dr. yesterday and came home very upset. She didn't seem to understand that my RA is not allowing be to be a RN at a big hospital. I haven't worked since January and now my work has "left me go". She stated people with RA can work. I have been approved for long term disability by my insurance company and I am working on Government disability. She seem so upset because I was on disability! It took 5 month of sleeping and resting to get my feet and hands to stop hurting. My drugs didn't work until I didn't stop working and got the rest I needed. I can sure tell she see me only after the fight with my body. I need her for control of my blood pressure so I don't see her often. The surprising thing about this is she is the one who a year and a half ago diagnosis me with RA. She also felt that Vicodin was not needed for RA. "Vicodin doesn't get to the root of the cause". Vicodin was order by my Rheumatologist, just last month to try to get me more comfortable and tylenol #3 isn't working. I have been on predisone, plaquinal, methotraxate and Remicade since I was diagnosis now. I am finally had a week without flare. I finally think we might me getting this under control and she wants be to go back to what caused the continue flares previously. Sometimes I think I have too many Dr. and one doesn't know what the other is doing. Thanks for listening. I need to get this off my chest
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