Post Edited (Fonzie223) : 8/12/2005 12:44:22 AM (GMT-6)
Went to the Rheumie, she was GREAT. She said it's RA and Fibromyalgia. The RA doesn't cancel out the Fibro. She
ecouraged me to be involved in my med. care. Gave me a slip for work, that my PCP wouldn't give me, to just save my job. Put me on plaquanil, 200X2. She was livid with my PCP's attitude to not being able to bend my left arm (are u left handed? don't worry about it) She said "Well what does that have to do with anything? I'm sure he would only want to have the use of one of his arms too!" And she shook her head in disbelief! Have had some side effects with stomach and bowels, but nothing I can't live with. I believe I'm starting to feel a little better, joint wise. The night time doesn't seem as horrific as it had been. Not a piece of cake by any means, but I believe it's better. My husband worries I'm just getting used to the pain, but he's hopeful that this will work. My hands seem much better, still can't straighten my right elbow, but the pain seems better. Seems like I'm writing "seems" alot...lol It's like holding your breath....and hoping...that this is gonna get better now. Got my daughter off to college, suffered horribly the weekend we moved her, did a little too much. But it's over now, and it's good.
Thanks so much for your support thru that oh so tough time...it was a big help to me. Now it "seems" like my will is coming back, and I'm moving more, and starting to believe I can deal with this, if this is all the better it gets. It's better than before.....I can deal with that. Again, thank you for your words of encouragment....
you are angels!