So I went to see my doctor since my plaquenil wasn't quite working as well as we had hoped. I told him I am still having a lot of pain and swelling
and at this point I am just beside myself. He told me we need to discontinue the plaq since it just isn't doing the job and we went down the list of medications, and side affects of them....since my tests are negative
and he is still uncertain as to what is causing my inflammation, he thinks we should try a sulfa drug similar to plaq. So I now have a prescript
ion for a sulfa drug (500mg 2x a day). Before I get up to leave I say how I can't imagine how his patients with actual RA must feel, if I hurt I can only imagine how much pain they are in. Before I go out the door, he stops me and says he is in no way minimizing my pain level or symptoms and reminds me that he has patients that have no symptoms of joint damage but lots of pain and vice/versa as well as positive/negative tests. Hmmm..and that is why I have been going there for almost a year and a half? with hardly no results?
(and no I didn't say this, but gosh I thought it on my way to the car)
Anyway, I go back in a month and we will evaluate the sulfa med to see if it is working. Has anyone taken this?