I too want to say welcome aboard. Skeye gave you an awesome amt of info on the pain mgt dr situation. Try not to get too stressed out. Your first appt with be an evaluation and he/she will go over everything with you, and try to come up with a treatment plan. Its all a hit and miss type thing with pain mgt. None of us are alike even tho we may have the very same symptoms. Same with medications, may help me but do nothing for you.
I suggest you make a list of questions that you want to ask the dr. That way you will not forget something and be on the way home going, oh darn, I meant to ask that question. Be sure you understand what the dr is telling you and do not be afraid to ask questions. Remember he is there to help you, and you are paying him to do just that.
WOW, MS & Lupus-what a combination. I have medication induced Lupus too. Mine was caused from Remicade infusions that I did for my crohns disease. I am now on Humira shots and it does help my crohns, much better than Remicade ever did. I was on Remicade 3 1/2 yrs and went every 4 weeks for an infusion. My rheumy has me on Plaquenel for the Lupus and since I am on Humira I have to stay on it. I started out on 100 mg but he is getting ready to bump it to 200mg.
Hang in there and try not to stress over this appt. If you think of anything else be sure to post it. Everyone is real good about helping out here on this forum.