My day has been so horrible so far that it can only get better from here on out. First off, I had a chest x-ray done yesterday morning (per rheumy's request) prior to my re-challenging mtx tomorrow. I don't have the official results yet, but I obtained copies of the films from the x-ray lab for my pulmonology appt at the end of the month. I'm certainly no doctor, but I know what peribronchial cuffing looks like, and I still have it. That was the abnormal finding on my previous x-ray from a few weeks ago. I probably will not get the green light to rechallenge mtx. Plus, I called for a new enbrel shipment on monday. I was told that my refills were out, so my doctor needed to fax in a new authorization (ok, he's done so many times before, no big deal). I called today to inquire about it, and my pharmaceutical company swears they never received the re-authorization from my doctor. I called my doctor, and his office swears they faxed it yesterday--but they faxed it again this morning just to make sure it went through. I was told the earliest I could receive the shipment if they received the re-authorization today was Tuesday (due to the holiday). My injection is due this saturday--keep in mind, I started this whole thing on Monday of this week--plenty of time for transactions between my pharmacy and doctor's office to take place. So, no mtx and no enbrel. On top of that, again my lovely pharmacy company mailed me only a partial prescription for my tramadol. For some reason, I only received 40 pills--I was supposed to have received 180 pills! The only other time this happened was when my insurance company decided that tramadol was not a maintenance drug and I needed justification sent from my doctor authorizing it's use beyond 3 months (or whatever arbitrary time limit they came up with). So now I have no mtx, no enbrel, and a very limited supply of tramadol. does this justify a few drinks?
My whining is done.
Current dx: Rheumatoid Arthritis
Suspected dx: UCTD/Early Lupus
Current Meds: Enbrel, Plaquenil, Aciphex, Ultracet, Zyrtec, Allavert-D, Zantac, Tylenol PM
Past Meds: Relafen, Vioxx, Mobic, Voltaren, Sulfasalazine, Entocort, Prednisone, Humira, Reglan