Hi and welcome! Your question is a good one. Your doc and his nurse need to be spanked [especially the nurse! I would report her butt] At the rheumy you will be asked lots of questions- ntake your list of symptoms with you for sure. He will also poke a bit gently, check for swelling in fingers, ankles, also look for signs of weakness in joints. These are notmal things to do and they give the doc lots of informationl re: inflamation and joint pain. No major tests at this visit, totally safe and secuire. Their job is to look for arthritis, inflamation, causes of pain and fatigue. In my experience, getting to a rheumy this quick is awesome. Good for you! If you get frustrated if they don' totally validate your situation, just remember this: they have the MD titles, but you know more about your body and what you are going through. If you are uncomfortable talking, take your lists with you. Theyspeak volumes. Good luck and keep up posted!
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