I'm sorry you are feeling so bad. I have to say you have more patience then I do. I'd be calling tomorrow. At least to find out just exactly how long this test is supposed to take. I mean even if they are backed up some tests have to be done in a certain amount of time or they won't be any good. Even without test results I don't see why your doctor doesn't do anything to treat your symptoms. That is what they usually do anyway. Most of them treat autoimmune disease with the same drugs Putting you on a low dose of steroids and plaquanil shouldn't be a problem. But I'm no doctor.
good luck and let us know what you find out
Hi Jean, yes predisone is one of those love/hate kind of drugs lol. as for the plaq. yes it is true it does take a long time. At least it did for me. I can't exactly say when it started to work. It was very suttle. After about 6 months I realized that I could put a t shirt on instead of a button up blouse. I couldn't lift my hands over my head before. I also noticed that my legs didn't feel like lead weights anymore. I sure it started to help earlier then 6 months but that's when i noticed it. It's not a miracle drug. I still have lead legs and painful joints I just don't have them every day. Hopfully your doctor can give you something to help you now.
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