TELL HIM HOW YOU FEEL, both mentally & physically!!!! This is a real disease, not some mind-trick you can power thru. You are only hurting yourself. If you want his best possible effort, you have to give him the best possible data!! That means tell him everything, don't decide on your own what is relative or not relative. That is his job, and you never know what little observation on your part may give him the key to a better treatment plan!!!
Believe me, I powered thru for years, and there is no reason for it! I think if he hears about your cognitive difficulties, he may increase your prednisone, which may lower the inflammation and decrease the confusion.
When is your next appt? If more than 2 weeks away, you might think about moving it up or ask to be put on the wait list for an appt. This stuff can really be crazy-making!!
I have an appt. June 5th. I had more blood drawn a few weeks ago and the Rheumy said to call in 10 days and the nurse would give me the results. I called yesterday and the nurse basically said that "There is a lot that came back here and I will have to give it to the Dr. to review and have him call you about
it." So of course I am thinking, 'What the heck!?' I did not hear from him yesterday but maybe he will get back with me today. I will definitely let him know how I am feeling when I speak with him though. I have such a Love/Hate thing going with prednisone (hate the weight gain/love the ache relief) but he indicated that he only wanted me on it for two weeks. I am a little nervous about
what my aches are going to be like when I come off of it