i am so.freakin.tired of hurting. so tired. i went off my enbrel earlier this year in preparation for ttc. i can’t remember how long i’ve been off it, but it seems like an eternity. it really wasn’t too bad until just this week. i remember thinking, with this little bit of knee pain i can totally handle being off my enbrel. i was so naive. i now have pain in my fingers, wrists, elbows, shoulders, toes and ankles. basically every single joint in my body is aching. people, we’re talking pain so bad i could barely pump gas. stupid arthritis.
so, i called my doctor. my new doctor, that is. my former rheumatologist left the practice last month. the receptionist told me my appointment is on october 10. can we move it up? no. she’s booked solid. of course. i left a message for her nurse *before* 4 p.m., which means it is *supposed* to be returned the same day. did i hear from her? no.
i just placed an after hours call to my new doctor. i’m sure she can’t put me back on my enbrel (which my obgyn says is fine to take when ttc and during pregnancy, and shouldn’t *he* know what medicines are ok to take when pregnant?) or on humira, which is what i think my old doctor wanted to put me on, but she could at least give me a prescription for prednisone. oh, how i long for that lovely steroid that made me swell and gain weight. i’ll be swollen but at least i’ll be semi-pain-free.
and now i am done with my little pity-party. 🙂