Quoting Moses.:" Oh man, I'd have died lol. I am surprised they haven't sent you to a nephrologist already. I get the ... [snip!] ... it is going through this without someone to just vent to who understands the pain and suffering you go through day to day. "
Agreed. Yeah I always thought that too, arthritis heh you rub some oily smelly lotion on and tadaa, yeah no. I was just recently sent to the RA specialist, so who knows if they'll refer me to other Dr's, for now I just see my regular Dr, a gastroenterologist, and the RA. It really took forever to be tested. It started because I kept having these bad pains on my hand and couldn't even wash dishes. I was working at the time and was having a hard time getting my work done, so I saw my Dr. Was told it was Ulnar Neuropathy and would go away, it never did, during that time I also told him about all the stomach issues I was having so he checked me on that... Fast forward I was pretty fed up and decided well I wont go back, but then ended up getting swollen eyes and rashes thats what brought me back in and thats when he tested.
Yeah most people dont understand, which is why I chose to not even talk about it with friends. Everyone's tired, everyone's body aches so I must be wanting attention. I was at a dinner in December and this girl was asking me if I had tried the meatballs, because I had only ate a little. I simply told her no, I didnt want to eat a lot and feel sick, plus I dont really eat red meat. I didnt go into detail about anything and she goes to saying it was mental. That really irritates me, I wish I could eat a full meal or a cheeseburger! Or even when I say "Oh Im tired" everyone wants to jump in and tell me about what time they went into work, what time they go in tomorrow, what they did all day.