It doesn't make sense to me either! For starters, how can he tell you NOT to buy OTC Tylenol or Advil?
I'm sorry, but you've RA correct? I'm forgetting diagnoses'!
It sounds like you are extremely dissatisfied w/ the doc & I agree that you're doing the right thing in finding a new one.
Good thing is that YOU ARE recieving some proper treatment w/ MTX & Relefan.
But if you are having very bad joint pain...there needs to be some RX intervention if rest/ice/heat is not working.
Can you take Advil or Tylenol or do they bother your stomach?
Do you have a good rapport with the rheummy? HAve you spoken to him about
your unhappiness with treatment?
Take care Katina.
Active/Severe Rheumatory Arthritis. Crohns. AS. Chiari Malformation & Right Brain venous anomoly. Partial complex seizures. Emphysema. Rheumatic Lung & Heart. MVP and Tricuspid prolapse. Had Lymes disease for 10 years.
Meds: Humira 40mg Q 4 days; Prednisone 20mg; Pentasa 4G daily; Imuran 50mg; Dilaudid 4mg; Diazepam 5mg; Avinza 60mg; Reglan; Antivert 25mg tid; LidoDerm; MiraLax & too many others.