I'm so sorry about your pain and your additional wait for help. I too have been waiting on a Reumy apt and it has been since May! That is not said to minimize your wait...but to say that we are actually lucky to be getting in at all. I could easily have gotten in with one in Savannah, but he does NOT have a good reputation with the people I know and a couple of my other Dr's even said they do not like to refer to him. I even had his referral one time and cancelled because the "flare" had ended and I thought I was just making something out of nothing.....NOT now though.
Thank God my flare is beginning to settle down and I wish the same for you. It was honestly MONTHS this time before my hands gave me any kind of break. The best med for me was the Utracet when it concerned the Reumy problems and I know that it has been discussed here so many times that I won't go in to it too much again. It's only a suplement for other pain meds, but gives me relief I don't otherwise get....enough said there....
I just wanted to give you some glimmer of hope because the flare for me seems to have passed somewhat and I've actually had a couple of nights sleep without being waken by horrific pain in my hands. Of course everything else is still there, but having the reumy problems subside just a little gives me hope. I wish the same for you!
Good luck with your appointment and God Bless! Mine is FINALLY scheduled for the end of July and I'm semi-anxiously awaiting the results. I just hope that they will find an answer since the flare has passed.....kind of figures that the worst seems to have passed before the appointment, doesn't it?