Preparing for rheumy appointment

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

Regular Member

Date Joined Feb 2009
Total Posts : 58
   Posted 3/8/2009 10:59 AM (GMT -6)   
I've got a rheumatologist appointment on Thursday - it will be my first appointment. I have been referred there as I have a positive ANA result and a few other autoimmune disorder symptoms. Just don't know what to expect really - more tests I assume?

Veteran Member

Date Joined Oct 2004
Total Posts : 2244
   Posted 3/8/2009 6:54 PM (GMT -6)   
On your first appt your rheumy should ask you a ton of questions about your symptoms and family history. He/she should examine your skin, joints, hair and possibly check your lymp nodes. I am sure they will run some lab tests and check your urine. My first appt was over an hour but I know all doctor's are not like mine smilewinkgrin . I would suggest you make a list of all of your symptoms make a note of when they started and if anything makes them better or worse. Also make a list of your questions and any meds you are currently on, this way you won't forget anything.

I hope your appt goes well, don't expect a dx on your visit. Please let us know how it goes. Take care
Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding ~ Proverbs 3:5 ~

DX: Lupus, Sjogrens, Raynaud's, Hashimoto's and Celiac Disease
RX: Imuran, Plaquenil, Methotrexate, Flexeril, Piroxicam, Levoxyl, Folic Acid, Folgard OS (B12), Vitamin D-50,000 IU, Darvocet (as needed) and magic mouthwash (for mouth sores)

Regular Member

Date Joined Feb 2009
Total Posts : 58
   Posted 3/9/2009 1:56 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks that's really helpful. I'm not looking forward to it, but at least I know what to expect now.
New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Thursday, April 26, 2018 1:03 PM (GMT -6)
There are a total of 2,955,966 posts in 324,279 threads.
View Active Threads

Who's Online
This forum has 162259 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, razorerkan.
395 Guest(s), 11 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
81GyGuy, Dahlias, Serenity Now, Gear, Hoagie, 1000Daisies, WalkingbyFaith, Missyouall, OriolCarol, cppoly, Tall Allen