I lucked out with my latest rheumy, he was shocked I suggested a medication that is being used at U of M because it is old and he had never used it but he was happy to look into my suggestion. Now other issues have come up that we have to wait to try the med but heck at least he is willing to listen to my suggestions his comment implied most of his patients don't bother learning anything about what is wrong with them. That is how some doctors get away with what they do.
Dx:fibromyalgia 2002, systematic lupus 2005- definate CNS involvement dxed late 2005, psoriasis 2006, rheumatoid arthritis 2006, PTSD 2007, multiple allergies 2005, migraine, compression fractures T11 & T12, Sjögren's, damaged periphrial nerves 2007, exema
Tx: plaquenil, Enbrel, Tramadol, Singulair, Skelaxin, Baby Asprin, Imuran, Prilosec, lasix, Evoxac, Celebrex, Vicodine when things get too bad, prednisone again, various vitamin/mineral supplements, cozar, duragesic patches
"Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible." T. E. Lawrence