So after waiting months for this appointment, today finally came. I was soooo nervous and scared that I might wind up with a bad doc. Well, I was worrying for no reason because I think he's pretty great.
Anyway, he was very attentive, and wrote down everything I told him. From the symptoms I gave him, he believes I have Sjogren's...which isn't much of a shock to me. But since my ANA, RF, sed rate, and uric acid tests all came back normal, he ordered more tests....ANA profile, urinanalysis, and some tests checking my iron.
Right now, I think this guy is the best doc I've seen in a while. It was awesome. He explained everything. I mean, what autoimmune diseases are, what sjogrens is, and about
treatment options. I never let on that I was familiar with anything just to see how thorough he was. And I'm quite satisfied.
I go back in 10 days for a follow-up. He'll give me the test results then. And if I'm not mistaken, he said that it sounds as if I have organ involvement with whatever it is that I have.
Oh well...at least I'm being taken seriously now.
I just wanted to share how well my appointment went with you guys!