Question for my fellow RA's (ers)...I have Rheumatoid Arthritis but according to my new doctor (previous doctor retired) my RA is under control. That being said...why am I still unbearably stiff in the morning (about 2 hours at least), wrists a bit swollen but still in the same pain I've always had along with my fingers, toes, feet, left knee, lower back. Could it be the fact that the damage is done?
ALSO- went to a pain management doctor because of my new RA Dr. (says that my RA is under control) and with all the new laws and problems with Opiates (clear out said he doesn't feel comfortable giving me pain relief)(which by the way my previous doctor who retired gave me pain medication and I've taken it for over 10 years which I'm sure my body relied on...LONG STORY but ANYWAY.. the pain management doctor says no Narcotics...and also said and I quote "I will let the Rheumatologist treat the RA issues, and your Podiatrist treat the foot issues". Hm...okay now where does that leave me because my RA is effecting me with Neuropathy, and other areas wrists, knee, back). So who should manage my pain? help please?