I went to my new rheumy today and he did a really thorough health and symptom history.
He believes my RA is not really severe and wants me to stay on Plaquenil and have a baseline eye exam. He also told me that some of the findings point towards fibro but that my lack of restful sleep could be exarcerbating my aches and pains.
He prescribed Flexeril and in a month I need to see him again. At that time if the Flexeril has not helped me I might start on one of the meds that help the fibro.
I mentioned to him that one of my friends with fibro is being treated with Guaifenesin but he told me it is not approved for that, I know that not many Doctors believe in that course of treatment but I would actually rather take that than Cymbalta or one of the other meds for fibro.
He would like for me to start exercising a little and start slowly.
The rheumy asked me if I wanted to stay with him as a patient and so far I like his bedside manner better and his explanations more than the first one.
The first rheumy seemed not interested on even diagnosing fibro since there wasn't anything that could be done about it according to his comments.
I am calmer about my diagnosis since it does make sense why I hurt a lot.
I am hoping this Dr, will continue to listen to me and help me improve my health.