According to this Rhuemy he couldn't feel,in my hands, what they would normally feel as for inflammation that goes along with RA. He then went on to say that we need to wait for the test to come back because of my history. He kept asking why when I started having other symptoms along with the elevated crp why they didn't do x-rays or such and I just answered I don't know. It was suggested that it wouldn't be a good idea to bad mouth my old Rhuemy so I didn't.
He then prescrebed Relefan an NSAID. I just started taking it and he said it may take up to two weeks to feel some difference. It was the first time I had been prescribed an NSAID..in over two years. At the time they had presc. them in the past it was meloxicam and I didn't notice any difference..I was having way more of the muscle pains and such though, not what I am having now(or if I did it wasn't as painfull as what is going on now). So we will see.
Thanks for all the great advice. It def. helps.
He handed me a stack of orders for blood work..not kidding but like between 20-40 pages with each order on each page. I tried to read them in the elevator to see but didn't get through but a couple. I know I should have just asked. I think I was more in shock, that he was actually being proactive. Haven't heard anything yet. Anxiously waiting. Heather