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Date Joined May 2009
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   Posted 8/26/2009 1:42 PM (GMT -6)   
i was diagnosed with lupus in june of this year.  have an appt with a rheum in november.  why so far away?  in the application process for medicaid as i lost my job as a result of my dianosis.  not having a good day and will post later.  just wanted to introduce myself. 

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Date Joined Jul 2009
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   Posted 8/27/2009 3:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to the forum Doriefish!

I have no idea why your rheumy does not want to see you before November.

Are you on any medication yet? If you are having problems, do not hesitate to call
your doctor.

I usually see my rheumy every 6-8 weeks but I am on methotrexate and my liver
enzymes need to be monitored because they have been elevated in the past.

Come here to vent or ask questions

Keep us posted

 possible MCTD, Raynauds, Fibromyalgia, Osteoporosis, Degenerative
 Disc Disease, Osteoarthritis, High Blood Pressure, Migranes and
 Pseudothrombocytopenia, biopsy shows a Scleroderma variant
 MEDS: Methotrexate, Savella, Boniva,Lisinopril, Folic Acid, Flexeril, and
 Vitamin Supplements

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