New problem, not sure how or who to talk to
I've been experiencing what I thought was a lot of chronic UTI's but this is getting crazy so I did some looking b/c everything that seems to happen to me is autoimmune and sure enough many of the problems I have are related to autoimmune issues. I have type I diabetes, since age 12 and that is autoimmune, I have RA like joint pain, also autoimmune, hives related to autoimmune, and just recently diagnosed with Graves disease that could be autoimmune too.
So now this new problem, pain in my pelvic region, lower abdomen associated with urination and what seems like a chronic UTI, and I believe it to be interstitial cystitis after doing some reading on my own. I know that docs don't always believe us though...and I'm a nurse but they still don't believe me on some things I think. Anyway, I would appreciate any advice you have. I am hurting right now but its the weekend. I work Monday and Tuesday 12 hour shifts so I can't see the doc til Wednesday. But who do I even talk to? Do I talk to my Rheumy? My PCP? My OBGYN? I'm confused on that. Any ideas?
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I am a Juvenile Diabetic diagnosed at age 12, Positive ANA, arthritic joint pain, extreme fatigue, cannot take prednisone and am allergic to Plaquenil. Undifferentiated connective tissue disorder, Graves disease and fibromyalgia