Hi Chaya . . . it is VERY difficult to have to sit and play the waiting game while the docs figure out the fine details of our illness and how to best treat it.
The tend to use meds with the least side affects first to see if we can get relief from them. Some of them take a while to see if they'll be affective. Some of the fine tuning with dx is really important. Some of our least bothersome issues can be the most dangerous . . . so the docs really do need to do lots and lots and lots of testing. You'll see that this is an ongoing process and will continue throughout your medical care.
You sound like you are in such dire straights that you should call your rheumy and explain that the current meds are NOT managing your pain and that you need to either see the doc ASAP or have him re-evaluate strength or type of meds. They really should be controlling your pain at least to a tollerable level. Give them a call first thing tomorrow and see if they will help. OR . . . you can use the ER and get some immediate help.
Keep us posted.
Gentle hugs and blessings!
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