Hi, I finally went to see a new Rhuemy, last week. I've had to reschedule a couple of times.
I had an Othamologist (eye dr) and Rhuemy same day. I been having vision problems too.
Well, I think I liked this Rheumy better. Dr. wanted to know my whole history of symptoms, I gave him the year and symptoms for all the years since 1999.
I became kind of confused and had a hard time remembering some of them, I did remember some of the newer symptoms when we left.(aaargh).
DR's first question to me was had I had any pshycotic episodes? Seizors?, I never have.
Then he said-I don't have Lupus, but you do have Myalgia. He didn't explain what that meant. (I know now). All my symptoms he documented on computer.
DR. said he wanted to try a no medicine treatment for me, yet he gave me Flexiril (sorry sp.) I've been taking Bacoflen too.
This Dr. did say there is a good chance of me having Lupus, since my mom had it, and my brother has A-plastic anemia.
I told him about my back/left side pain, which I have trouble when walking cause left hip will hurt real bad, I asked him if he could take an X-ray of back, he said-You don't have a broken bone, so you don't need one.
Dr. didn't say anything about follwup visit, only ordered urine and CBC test.
I asked about the protein found on urine, he really didn't say much.
For last two years I feel like my symptoms feel like MS more than Lupus, maybe I'm right, how should I bring this up w/new DR.?
Sorry so long