For all my dear friends here, let me start by saying thanks for helping me through this long wait! I had my follow-up with the new Rheumy yesterday, and although I knew it was coming, I feel like I am kind of in shock....he confirmed that I have RA. I have basically known it for a long time and now I will get the meds that should help me but it is still kind of hard when you find out that you have a lifelong disease.
He has pretty much ruled out Sjogrens because the lupus test came back negative. He also ruled out hep-c but is concerned about
my liver function tests so he is now testing for hep-b and another inflammatory disease that begins with necro......anybody know what this is? I meant to take a notebook, but forgot because my hubby went with me! There was so much info that neither one of us could remember the name. He put me on Plaquenil....well the generic form, for now because of the liver function tests...one was 2 times the normal and the other was 3 times the normal. Based on what happens with these other tests he may want to try and treat it more aggressively but for now we will try this. He also indicated that my vitamin D level was WAY low....should be 30-100 and it was 9, so he gave me prescript
ion strength vitamin D. So this is where things are for now... but me and my sister(damouthy1, Shannon) just found out our doctor is out all week and we both need our pain meds refilled and none of the other docs will do hers and possibly not mine! This is crazy.....they had no problem posting that the clinic would be closed on Friday....they posted that 2 weeks ago....but no one said our doctor would be gone all week!
Anyway......thanks again my friends and family and wishing you all LPD's and a wonderful Thanksgiving!