(((( DaniJav ))))) your rheumy sounds terrible! I am sorry this has happened to you, but it may be a blessing in disguise. I agree with Judy, you need to find a new rheumy ASAP, someone that will take the time to listen to you and answer ALL of your questions. I had to do this too, I left my 2nd rheumy's office in tears because he would not take me serious and listen to me. That was the best thing that ever happened to me, my 3rd and current rheumy is awesome! Find your local lupus chapter at www.lupus.org
call them to see if they can recommend a rheumy in your area or visit a local support group and get some doctor's names.
Remission is when you are med free and symptom free. Flare is a new symptom or your current symptoms get worse, skipping your meds for 2 weeks will definitely throw you into a flare. When you feel as though you are constantly flaring that could mean your lupus is not under control. When this happens your doctor may change your meds, increase doses, add new med(s), etc
Hang in there, between the disease itself and the struggle with doctor's it can be very difficult to deal with, that's where we come in. Post any questions you may have, vent when you need to, etc. Please keep us posted on how you are doing.
StacieTrust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding ~ Proverbs 3:5 ~DX: Lupus, Sjogrens, Raynaud's, Hashimoto's and Celiac DiseaseRX: Imuran, Plaquenil, Methotrexate, Flexeril, Piroxicam, Levoxyl, Folic Acid and Tramadol (as needed) and magic mouthwash ( as needed for mouth sores)