like I mentioned earlier, I knocked in many offices, tried to reach out to many doctors, RA included until finally I got lucky to find this RA who cares.
I told my husband that I would rather not to have a Dr than to have one who dont care.
I learned how seriously she takes her job and her patients one day when I got simple cold and did not report to her and just mentioned this to her later. She insisted I must report at any time of the day, weekends included even if I get simple sore throat, not to mention fever, etc. B/c she has to stop treatments immediately and put you on antibiotics.
She said that she knows how fatal this simple infections can be for patients on biologic and any immune suppressant medications. This is why I know she cares a lot.
She doesn't believe in keeping you on any treatments, they all harsh, if she doesn't see any improvement in 3 month. She changes you to something else. When I had my Orencia infusions at the hospital, I met young man on same treatments who told me that he on fusions for 6 month and doesn't see any improvement. When i told him that my Dr changes you to something else in case like this, his answer was: Well, my doc is too busy for me I guess." So why is he with him still?
See, I am not like this. IF I made a decision to put all this "poison" in me, I want to make sure this is working and if not, I agree with my RA, switch me to something else.
I want you to start feeling better sweetie. I know how hard life is for people with chronic pain, chronic conditions which not responding to treatments. Not easy, my heart goes out to you.
Hugs and best wishes to you