Searching for new RA

I tried to get in touch with my RA today. I left two messages and when I called her, I kept getting recordings and couldn't get thru to a person. She told me to call her when I was doing bad and to let her know etc. I tried to do this, but the lazy cow of a receptionist NEVER picks up the phone.

In all the times I've been there, I've never seen her or heard her answer a call. So, I'm looking for someone more professional who handles SS.

I'm worried the dosage I am on isn't enough, I don't know how to tell. I still have lots of pain daily, all day. Is this normal for Plaquenil? I don't know and I wanted to ask her, but no call today. Can't reach anyone and her office isn't bustling with patients either. I've never seen more than two people in the waiting room at a time.

I just left a message with her answering service for her to give me a call. If I don't hear from her tonight, I'm history.

I have no idea what to expect from this medication. How well will I feel? Hopefully better than I do or did this morning.

I am tired of not feeling like doing anything or being so tired I can't do more than sleep. Or not being able to walk around the corner or around the park. And then being told that I should loose weight and it would make a difference.

FUCK HOW?? I've adjusted my diet and don't indulge in so many things. Eating better than I have in years and I didn't gain a pound when I saw her this week. Not an ounce in 3 months.

I have been maintaining for a long time. Same weight, but nobody sees that except my endocrinologist whose treating me for my lack of thyroid.

I hate waking up in the morning and barely being able to walk. Having to wait for the pain killer to kick in and it still leaves me with pain two hours later.

I have questions and it just seems like nobody gives a damn.

Roulette 67,

It does sound like you need a new rheumatologist that will listen to you and be there for you when you are in need. It is your body and you know what and how you are feeling. Hang in there. I hope that you find a rhematologist that is a better fit for you

Ga. Peach