Welcome to our WHL family. I agree that it is time to find a new rheumatologist. Once you weened off of Prednisone, she should have taken note of the fact that your symptoms returned and/or worsened. Many, many of us have had to start taking Prednisone again and lots of us have to stay on a maintenance dose in order to keep our symptoms under control and to avoid damage to our organs.
Also, the fact that she ignored you when you mentioned your dry eyes, etc. tells me that she does not have appropriate knowledge of Lupus and, therefore, will not provide you with proper care.
I am so happy that you found us and that you joined our WHL family. One of the most important things that we do for ourselves (and for one another here) is to become educated about Lupus, its symptoms, its treatments, its medications, and how it affects us personally. In becoming educated, we can then be advocates for our health care by making informed decisions and, therefore, instructing our doctors on how we want them to proceed with out health care.
Lupus patients cannot be at the mercy of their doctors or the decisions that their doctors make. We must be pro-active, downright demanding, and steadfast in our insistence upon being respected, taken seriously, and treated appropriately! We want to help you to that person and to help you to deal with this disease in order to live as normal a life as you can. Once again...welcome to our family
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