Hi, everyone. I'm new to this board, seeking advice because I just don't know what to do anymore. I was diagnosed with SLE just over 2 years ago and fibro about a year and a half ago, and other than fatigue and mild to moderate joint paint, it's been quite manageable. I'm on Plaquenil, Celebrex, Gabapentin and Cymbalta, to name a few, and it seems the disease is being managed. The last couple of weekends, though, I have had such extreme pain that I've gotten nauseous from it. The pain has literally made me sick to my stomach and caused me to vomit violently. This went on last weekend and then again this weekend. My pain is so bad it hurts to walk or even just to sit or lie down. I spent the entire day yesterday alternating between laying in bed in pain, sleeping and throwing up. Today seems to be much of the same. I've never had pain so bad that it makes me physically sick.
The problem is that I am in between doctors, my insurance changed and both my regular doctor and my rheumy are no longer on my list. I didn't make it a big priority to find another rheumy because I was feeling pretty good, but now I am definitely regretting that decision. Since I don't have a doctor to go to right now, should I go to the ER? Is this even something they can treat? I've never considered going to the hospital over lupus-related issues before, but I've never had a flare this bad either.
Looking for advice...