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... Lynn, Good rheumies take a LIFETIME medical history. There are certain things common in the early years of people who later go on to develop lupus. (See the "sticky post" with "alternative criteria" in its title, at the top of the thread list.) Good rheumies won't diagnose anything until symptoms & test results "make the case". This can be frustrating, because we want... (6 replies)
... I have not been dx with an autoimmune disease yet, but my primary doctor strongly suspects something autoimmune, so I have been referred to a rheumatologist. My appointment is next Thursday, and I honestly don't know what to expect. I also don't know what is the best way to prepare for the appointment. ... (8 replies)
... since I was referred by my Derm who thought my rash might be malar. To be honest, I'm feeling worried about my appointment tomorrow. I'm afraid that I will be dismissed with only Hashimoto's and she won't really listen to me. I hope it goes better than I'm expecting. ... (15 replies)

... thought to be purely down to SCFE as a child. I have growing concerns as the replacements haven't sorted me. My ortho told me that he would need to refer me to rheumatologist just to rule out the possibility of something else causing my aches and pains. So, my GP did that and did some bloods. ... (73 replies)
... I had the Neurologist appointment today and he diagnosed me with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome... ... (19 replies)
... The rheumatologist wouldn't see me until I went to my general practitioner for a flu test but once that was negative they saw me right away. ... (24 replies)
... Thanks for the response. I have only been to one rhematology appointment and this was the results from the blood tests that were done. I had a follow up appointment for Aug. 5th, but was moved up to next Tuesday instead. ... (3 replies)
... Is this the first rheumatology appointment you've had? ... (3 replies)
... I went to my new rheumatologist appointment yesterday and feel so relieved that somebody actually listened and talked to me regarding my health. First of all, he said that just with my lab work and not taking into account my symptoms, he can tell me that I DO have lupus. ... (25 replies)
... If you don't mind me asking, were you diagnosed with antiphospholipid syndrome prior to your lupus diagnosis? ... (6 replies)
... A few weeks later, I went to a teaching hospital in Boston, whose lupus clinic was recommended to me. There, I saw a medical fellow who examined me and was under the supervision of one of the hospital's top lupus doctors. ... (10 replies)
... and it would be a little refreshing to make an appointment to do some more hormone and antibody testing, that is NOT related to ttc. ... (8 replies)
... Does ANA negative lupus exist? ... (1 replies)
... they have given me a letter to give to my Doctor saying that the appointment i already have with the endocrinologist specialist should be brought forward quickly. ... (2 replies)
... I have decided to have it out with the practise manager, head doctor. Demand better care, appointment next week. if not im swapping. I really blame the first rheumatologist i saw. she brushed me off straight away did not even want to keep an eye on me. and then my Doc became convinced that whatever i had was not that serious. ... (4 replies)
... It sounds like you're on the right track! If I were you I'd have your child's symptom history organized so you can accurately tell the rheumatologist what's been going on and when. ... (4 replies)
... Unfortunately, my first symptoms of Lupus started about 11 years ago now. No one clued in that it was Lupus causing everything though!! I had fevers, joint pain, fatigue, rashes on my face and arms and MAJOR mouth sores. I also had daily headaches. ... (2 replies)
... ntment. Well the Dr. looked at the previous test results checked a few things and said she did not feel at this time that there was enough evidence to support a lupus dx. She also felt that I didn't have an AI disorder. SO my question is what is up? ... (0 replies)
... First let me say I am sorry you have been sick for so long without having been tested for lupus long ago. It's quite common for ANA to fluctuate between positive and negative, which invariably causes confusion, sometimes even for the Dr. ... (5 replies)
... I had read here of rheumatologist from Hell. Yep, that was my first experience. I should have known, given I got an appointment immediately that something was up. He was awful. Denied I had a clot. Called the medical specialists at the hospital stupid. Told me to stop the anticoagulants. ... (8 replies)


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