I did call an ambulance and went to the ER. I took the iPad my husband got me for days like this one. It was truly comforting to be able to read everyone's replies to my topic. Thank u!
The dr. said I needed an MRI but that they only do X-rays which don't show much detail. Nevertheless, he said they turned out ok, and that the pain was most likely related to the connective tissue disorder.
I take Imuran, plaquenil, oxycodone and baclofen for it. (Imunne suppressant, immune suppressant-anti- inflammatory, pain med and muscle relaxer). I have been asking the rheum dr. to increase the Imuran for a year now. I requested that he refer me to UVA, a teaching hospital 2 1/2 hrs. away. I may get in in august. He doesn't even return my calls.
In the middle of all this I lost my phone. My husband is an over the road trucker
(away M-F) and wiil be worried sick.
I got a ride home from a friend. Am in bed with the heating pad on high, about
to pass ouT, so I need to say good niigata and thank u!!!