Welcome to the board....and soft hugsss. I'm still waiting to be "identified" lol. Sorry you been having a rotten flare. Think I'm building for one . This too shall pass...so hold on tight.
When I first presented it was in the form of osteo arthritis. Sudden flare in my legs from my knees clear down to my toes. So my family doctor started treating for that....but she was baffled because osteo arthritis usually comes on slowly...and this was WHAM! I woke up one morning and couldn't walk. It has spread rapidly through my feet knees hips ribs and jaw. And a host of other fun lupus related goodies.
My family doctor is a dream. She'll answer any question I have in a way that I understand. My rhuemy on the other hand is a nightmare, who doesn't believe in lupus. She says she's treating me for osteo arthritis, but she's using a drug that is NOT ever used for osteo but for rhuematoid or lupus or malaria.
It would seem she doesn't like to be questioned either...she just stares at me and refuses to answer...so I went to my family doctor who is going to have phone conference with her. I've made it clear I want someone who is going to investigate for lupus. This idiot hasn't even received the blood work to check it and cant be bothered with it.
Deep breath...my point is...dont give up...dont let a doctor take your right and NEED to know away from you. If you are not happy with this doctor go back to your family doc and explain that you need answers and see if they will refer you to someone else with better doctor patient skills :P
You're NOT stuipd...you need anwers. There are alot of very well informed people here...and it's a great sourse of comfort to have access to this kind of support.