I've just talked to my doctor about what to do about my pain while I'm on the waiting list for the rheumatologist. My pain had been worse for about a month now. I just tried some pain meds last week but my stomach could not take it. When I talked to my doctor today she said there's nothing she can do right now. She just said I should rest and try to find a balance with rest and activities. The problem is that I get all worn out and get a lot more pain by doing the simplest things.
I have chronic pain in my chest and ribs. Unfortunately I haven't been able to pinpoint any triggers so I find it extremely hard to balance my everyday life. How do you manage to slow down and not get sad about your body feeling worse than "normal"?
I really hate all the waiting! I might get to see the rheumatologist in May but I still haven't gotten an appointment so I might have to wait longer than that. Anyone know of something I can try on my own while I wait for help?