RN, it sounds like you are very well organized for your visit and have done pretty much everything you need to do. Make sure the doc sees your list of symptoms and that you include every symptom - even the ones that seem not related or might seem to little to list.
Also, go to the appointment without make up and without making yourself look too great. That way the doctor can see your skin and your hair without too much stuff on them.
I'm not sure if you should say you think you have lupus (some docs are okay with that and others aren't). You could say that your primary doc suspects lupus and that is why your appointment was made. I hope you get a great rheumy who is very thorough and listens well. Your fist appointment should last a while because the doc should do a very very thorough history and intake of all your symptoms.
I hope you'll let us know how it goes when you get a chance. Take care
Diagnosis: UCTD (lupus) 2006; Raynauds 2006; Sjogren's 2006; lupus symptoms began 2003; UC 2008; CFS 1991; Mono 1985
Meds: Plaquenil 400mg; Prednisone 5-10mg; Tramadol 100mg 3-4x daily; Doxepin 25-50mg; Prevacid; Evoxac; Steriod Cream and Mouth Rinse for tongue and mouth ulcers; Hydrocodone 5/500 prn for severe pain; Artificial tears
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