Does anyone else’s rheumatologist not seem to hear you?
I went to my rheumatologist yesterday. My RA is flaring so frequently and badly that I just quit my job because of it. This was a huge and very scary decision but my husband encouraged me to. At the Dr office I told the Dr my symptoms that are bad enough I can’t work because of them. She just seemed to ignore what I said including that I had to take the huge step of quitting a very financially good job. She said that we will continue with my Orencia and Arava and to see her at next available appointment ~ which is 5 months away. Is this nor response? She didn’t bother to even acknowledge the issues I have. Am I expecting too much and just need to wait for the meds to work? I am not a goodwhiner but some of these things really scare me. In fact I don’t usually complain at all, which drives my husband crazy because he wants to know wants going on with me and I don’t always tell him. I just want to know if that is a normal response from my dr? Do I just suck it up and wait it out and then I’ll be fine? I live in a small rural community so there aren’t any options near me. Thank you for your time.