It seems like the doctors that are really good at what they specialize in, seem to have very terrible manners (I've had a GI doctor like this in the past, but he did find the answer to my stomach issues when other doctors couldn't). But if he's not sure you have RA, then I would be very happy and relieved, RA is a very very terrible thing to have, I've recently been told by 2 doctors that I have it(GP and Rheumy), and I refuse to get treatment for it cause I'm scared to death of the RA medications, actually I have an appointment this week to decide what meds we're going to try and I don't want to try any. The more I read on those medications, the more scared I get, plus I'm on 27 years old, this shouldn't be happening. But I understand the not knowing, then adding a doctor who doesnt give you any answers and makes you feel bad about
yourself doesnt help. I would give this doctor a little longer, and if things dont work out, then you can move on to another Rhuemy. But if he is making you feel really terrible about
yourself, then remember that there is no law saying you have to stay with him, and with as much depression that already comes with chronic pain, I know you don't need more.
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