Hi and welcome to the forum, just wanted to say hello and let you know that you've been given great advice already.
I normally call my Rheumy when I'm really in a huge flare up. I usually don't call over the smaller stuff, but I'm in a constant flare all the time, so I'd be calling the poor man every day. I just don't seem to respond to treatment very well, unless I'm on very high doses of prednisone. I've been on the stuff since 2001 and haven't missed one day of the stuff.
I hope that by now, you've called yours and he's been able to help you out and get you feeling better. This is a great forum and loads of caring and thoughtful folks here. We're not Doctors and can never say exactly whats happening with you, but if you have a question, I'd bet that someone will have had the same one or symptoms.
I hope that you start to feel better really soon, and please feel free to ask as many questions as you need.
DX- RA, Lupus, Fibro, LGL Leukemia, Obstructive & Central Sleep Apnea, Pulmonary Hypertension, Bells Palsy, Gastroparsis, Blood Clots, Glaucoma, Chronic Pericarditis & Pleurisy, Severe Anemia. Way to many medications to list.