We filed for the appeal in January and now the brief is almost complete. In the meantime, I finally saw my third rheumatologist and thankfully she was awesome and knew her stuff. My problem was my blood tests were negative for RA so they would send me on my way saying your fine, maybe it's fibromyalgia. I was so frustrated so I got a recommendation from my pain specialist and took pictures of my extremely swollen hands with me as proof to the first visit. She said she didn't even need them because she could tell they were swollen. If i had this piece of the puzzle, I am sure it would have been fully favorable but no thanks to doctors who don't know what they are doing, it's scary.
I am now on scary medication, Methotrexate and Folic acid for the side effects. Just started with the new med and she said it would weeks to months until I see any results. Have to have my blood checked every month to make sure it's not affecting my liver. I am so glad to get some answers just wish I didn't have to take this scary med. Anyone have any experience with this drug?
I have not posted in a while because of construction in my house and pain and fatigue. Back for now so a big hello to everyone.