Welcome to HW and the RA forum Annie
Dont be so hard on yourself by down playing your pain - pain is pain! And when it is constant it can be debillitating - well it does my head in
A new Rheumy sounds like a good idea. Do a search on the other maintenance meds there are out there for RA and dont forget to make a list/diary of symptoms to take with you. I always end up forgetting to ask something if I dont have my list with me
I take calcium with vitamin D and was taking fish oil till my Crohn's Disease flared, I must re-introduce it back into my 'pill regime'.
Good luck with your Rheumy search - let us know how that goes.