I remember you too from when I was part of the boards a few years ago! I hope this finds you well and doing okay, despite your pain!!
Thank you for taking the time to reply to me. I really appreciate that. And yes, I agree about doing the blood work while I'm actively flaring. So, they took 5 vials yesterday! Whoo! If something doesn't show outta that I dont know what to do!
Now, the ortho/PM appt I have is another story. It's not until the 29th and I'm so afraid I'll be asymptomatic by then! It sounds crazy, but I want to stay swollen until the doctor can see it! So I've been calling their office everyday to check for openings just in case. Wish me luck!
Also, wanted to ask you with your RA, does your swelling seem to be much worse, and I'm talking full force burning and hot and swollen, in the evening hours? I got it again last night...my knees just ached so badly all day long, then around 9pm, sure enough, there came the swelling and the burn! Ugh. I did my best to sleep with my legs elevated...that seemed to help because today, I'm not near as bad at all.
So, just a question for you there. Again, thank you so much for replying and taking the time with me!