Hello everyone, I'm wondering how long it told you all to except that you're sick and life is just going to be different now. I was diagnosed with RA just over 3 yrs ago , and since then it seems as though its been a whirlwind of medical problems....JUST LIKE I HAD A SWITCH FLIPPED! I went from a tough 90 MPH gal who was never sicknever stopped, to a SLUG! Since I have multiple diagnosis's. Fibro, sjögrens, small fiber neuropathy, cervical spinal stenosis, bulging disks in neck, osteoarthritis, just to name a few!!! I have fought it tooth and nail every step of the way. Ive been angry, denied, cried, you name it! I woke up this morning feeling different. Finally, i think i might be able to move forward, gently of course....for some reason, since my appts yesterday, I feel a bit like I can except my "new life" as it is now.....for the moment at least, lol. I honestly feel maybe it's because I had to get straight with my neurologist who has treated me like an idiot. Before I saw him, I talked with the nurse of how awful he was to me when n I was there before. Another nurse came to me and said she was going to make a note of it....He was actually better about explaining things to me this time! He started out with his cocky attitude and my mother, who is 76, leaned towards him and told him.....in a sturn but collect voice, that I'm needing to understand how and why I have all this horrible nerve pain everywhere and that he needs to see the video of my trying to pull out of a paralyzed state that lasted for almost two hours!! I have those spells on the avg if one to two a month!!! It scares the crap out if me! So, he started listening to me after he saw the video. Now, he's changing meds, and ordered new tests. He explained my small fiber neuropathy a "little" better and said most of what I'm dealing with stems from my RA. Anyhow, I saw my family physician next and he talked to me for at least half an hour too. They are thinking of sending me to Barns Institute in St.Louis for a more in depth look at my neuro issues if this new med doesn't help.