I have just recently been diagnosed with Lupus (SLE), or at least I think I have been...as the doctor handed me a leaflet on Lupus (SLE), and has prescribed the medication Palquenil.
I am pleased that after 2 years of medical mystries, and 6 months of continual pain, and chronic fatigue, someone has finally decided on a course of tx (treatment). Unfortunately I cannot begin the Paquenil until I have attended an educational class....and the nurses cannot give me a date as to when this will happen....am I off base here when I say I think this is just a little, hummm how shall I say this without appearing too rude.....NUTS!
What, effectly, they are saying is; here is a medication you can take that will help you feel better, that will help with the fatigue and joint inflimation, but you can't take it until you attend an educational class on the medication. However, we don't know when we will be able to give you an appointment to attend this class, and until such time, you cannot take the medication that will help you feel better..... Now, I don't mean to offend here.....but this seems just a little NUTS to me....and my patience is wearing extreamly thin these days! Is there anyone who can help me out, and give me some advice..... Do I have to take this class, or can I begin the medication without it? If not, is there anything I can do now, that will give me some relief, until they are able to give me an appointment to attend the educational class!
Thank you so much for allwoing me to VENT..... I'm just a little MAD , !!!