Subject pretty much says it all - how often do you see your rheumatologist? Outside of when you may have a flare.
Especially, how often did you see your rheumatologist when you were first diagosed?
I was diagnosed in october and have only seen a rheumatologist twice. He put me on plaquenil, I went back sicker after 3 months, he just upped my plaquenil and told me to come back in 6 months. Was pretty astonished, but wondering if this is normal. Especially since my primary care doctor and my GI doctor all think my lupus is causing a storm of horrendous intestinal problems I'm experiencing.
I know plaquenil can take several months to kick in. However, I am only getting sicker as time goes on.
Today, thankfully, I did get a new appointment with a new rheumatologist for the 27th
OH! sub questions - if you are on methotrexate (sp?) how long before your doctor added that medication in?