I put a call into my rheumatologist today because I am pretty miserable. My left knee is doing all sorts of crazy things to me and I could barely walk this morning. Add that to the rest of the joint pain, fevers and continued fatigue and I figured I should call. Of course she is not in today but the assistant called me back and said that my doc will call me in the morning. Hopefully she will have some recommendations.
I debated calling the doctor because I always feel like I am bothering them or that they will think I am a complainer. Is this a valid way to feel? They are there to help. Back in those undiagnosed days I used to call my pediatrician all the time because I was so scared of what was happening to my body. Now that I know, I feel like I should be able to handle it. But I guess when you need help, you need help.
I probably should have called earlier, I've known what was going on. And now I am 100+ miles from my doctor and will have to scramble around to try to take care of myself.