I'm currently very unhappy with my rheumatologist. I came out of my appt yesterday afternoon in tears as I have been left feeling like my rheumy doesn't actually believe I experience pain and inflammation. Before Christmas, I got so tired of being in constant pain and some days, my fingers were so stiff and sore that couldn't tie my hair back because I couldn't stand to grip the hairbrush. However, in the last couple of weeks, it has suddenly got a lot better. This means my joints weren't inflamed when I saw him so he told me I need to take photos to prove that there is genuine inflammation. He has seen the inflammation on previous visits. I feel like me telling him about my symptoms is not enough and I feel like he just doesn't give a damn. My appt lasted about 5 mins.
I'm guessing there are people on here who have made the decision to change rheumatologists, for whatever reason. I was wondering if anyone can give me an idea of how difficult it is to change and what you had to do to make it happen? I hate moaning and complaining, but I can't just keep going as I am at the moment.
Thanks for any help and advice anyone can offer.