With just finding out that I have RA and have seen the specialist once who ordered a bunch of new blood work I am in so much pain and frustrated. As suggested I called his office at the beginning of last week well knowing that my second round of blood work would or should be in. I called and explained that I am in a lot of pain and what could I take since Tylenol and Advil can not be taken with Celebrex . The doctor was working at a off site that day but she would email him and promised to get back to me. She did call and the doctor said for me to take 2 Tylenol arthritis morning and night along with the Celebrex which I have been on anti-inflame since February. So I went and bought the Tylenol Arthritis and by the end of last week I could not take the pain anymore so I made an appointment with my family doctor. She had my blood results and was shocked that my levels have increased even higher within 6 weeks. It was 263 and suppose to be under 14 it is now 397. She immediately gave me a pain medication that can be taken with Celebrex. I told her I was disappointed with this specialist and that I understand he does not know me as a patient yet or understand how high of a pain tolerance I have and that I never see a doctor unless I really have to but what I do not get is why would he not have his office call me with the results and ask me to come in sooner and start the preventative medication with my levels increasing . My understanding is the longer this goes untreated the more damage is done. She told me when I see him Oct 8th to tell him how upset I am but I wonder if anyone else experienced this . I just feel that we are more human to animals who are injured sick or in pain than humans .
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