I don't want to be a whiny butt but I have a hard time determining when to go to the doctor with this mess. I know I'm stuck with a life of pain and I need to learn to deal with it, but I can't really determine how much is too much. I've taken 2 tramadols today. Which is more than I normally do to get through the day.
Also, I don't have insurance and I was raised to go to the doctor only for important things.
Right now I'm in misery.
I'm having more pain than normal lately. From my left shoulder down to my fingers is so uncomfortable. Same goes for my ribs on the left side. A bra is pure torture for me. My right shoulder hurts for anything to touch it.
When I walk around for any length of time my right knee starts popping and hurting on the outside part of my leg and sending little pain shocks down it. I don't want to wear my shoes because my feet feel so swollen even though they don't look swollen, just very sensitive to the pressure of the shoes. I'm actually wearing shoes a half size bigger than I used to because my feet are so sensitive.
I'm losing more hair in the shower too.
Should I call the rheumy and ask for something? Last time he gave me a predisione pack. It helped a lot but I crashed again 2 days after the pack was done.
Lupus, Fibromyalgia, Glaucoma, Asthma, Hypothyriodism, Sleep Apnea, Degenerative Disk and Facet Disease, and Allergies
When life throws you lemons....
Pick them up and throw them right back at them! :))