At my next appointment, I want to hear, “You’re doing great! Let’s try to cut back on your meds.” I do not want to be given an additional prescription every time I see a doctor:
Was able to move my Thursday appointment to today, so I probably don’t have to go back into town this week. Saves two hours of driving time.
- Rheumy: above new Rx; follow-up in one month instead of two
- Podiatrist: hold off on the gabapentin for now; wants to see me after I’ve been on the mtx for a month and seen my rheumy again
- PCP: gave me a cortisone shot and put my arm in a sling for a few days
The sling makes it a bit difficult to type and operate my computer’s mouse, so I’ll probably not be writing much this week.
I’m having a bit of trouble with the idea of needing to take methotrexate.
When I started the plaquenil, it helped. I was happy to see so much improvement on a mild DMARD.
Then things got worse and we added sulfasalazine. It helped, and I was happy to be doing well again on the relatively mild DMARDS.
I foolishly thought, “I can’t be too bad, because I don’t need methotrexate.” Now we’re adding mtx, not even substituting it for one of the others. And I am not happy about this.