Im new here also...I run low grade fevers also. I also seem to be in a several week long flare, off and mostly on since Feb. I am never sure when to call the Dr. My PCP is clueless and my Rheumy is at Johns Hopkins, 2 hrs away so I seem to be in a very bad habit of waiting until things are so bad I really think Im in trouble before "bothering" the Rheumy. This has not worked well for me! I asked the Rheumy when I should call her. She said with any concern. I still dont really know when to call or email her. I think I can determine when its serious serious but Im still not comfortable with knowing when to call.
Waiting to call regarding pain doesnt work...I seem to have an extremely conservative Dr when it comes to pain meds! I have quickly learned that I need not be "tough" at my appointments, I really do need to share the pain levels I reach cause there is no "tough" winner!
Good luck and be sure to post if your doc can give you some guidance for calls...
31 year old mom of 1: SLE, UCTD, FM, Arthritis, Reynolds, Migraines, Alopecia, Neuropothy,a bunch of other stuff I don't remember right now and even more labwork I dont understand!
Plaquinil, Trazodone, Lidoderm, Percocet for now...I hate taking the meds! Refusing any more Prednisone!