He only treats RA? And thinks he's capable of diagnosing lupus and/or fibro? And childhood RA is a well-known disease, so age isn't an issue. What an idiot.
Please check www.lupus.org
for your local chapter, then call them and ask which local doctors are participating with them. That way you get a dr that is interested & knowledgeable with lupus.
Is the company big enough to have FMLA? (I think it must if over 50ppl). That should give you a few weeks to try & recover some, if your doctor agrees. If you just outright quit it can be harder to get SSD later. Depending on your state, SSD processing time differs a lot. Here in GA, it took me much longer than 2 yrs before I got my first check. So if you can work at all, try to build up some savings...
Hope you find a decent dr soonest!
Lynnwood, Lupus & Sjogren's Moderator
"Life is far too important to be taken seriously" - Oscar Wilde