If your pain is that bad, can't you get into see your rheumy earlier than Dec. 1st? I know my primary wouldn't touch me with a ten foot pole. She would probably give me a pain killer, but that would be about it. She wouldn't even give me prednisone without clearing it with the rheumy. I know it can be difficult to get into see the specialists, but perhaps even if you can't see him, he could call you in a prescription? My rheumy has done that for me before. Also, did they ever explain your cough? Is it related to your nodules? Can't they give you anything for it? Delsym, OTC, works rather well for me, but it sounds like you may need a narcotic cough suppressant.
I'm still fighting this sinus stuff. Been on antibiotics 4 days now, and don't feel much better. Still have low grade temps, but perhaps they're not that meaningful. It's the horrible sinus headaches that get me. My head feels so heavy, all I want to do is lay down, but the headaches get worse when I'm lying down. Enough whining.
Hope everyone else is groovy.
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