Hi LuAnne, Welcome to the forum!
You already recieved some great advice. When I started going to the rheumy I requested
copies of every test result. I have a binder that I have divided into sections, Complete
Blood Counts, Comprehensive Metabolic Panels, Antibody Testing, Sed Rates, Dermatology,
Medical History and Medications. I also have a page with the names and phone numbers
of all my doctors, PCP, Rheumy, Hematologist, Dermatologist and Neurologist.
I make notations what date I started a med and when I stopped it. It makes things easier,
because it is so easy to forget. Always bring a list of questions with you and a list of new
symptoms you may be experiancing. I also take pictures of my rashes because sometimes
they disapear before my next appointment. I am proactive in my health care, it gives me
some feeling of control.
Wishing you the best of luck!
MCTD, Fibromyalgia, Raynauds, Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis, Degenerative
Disc Disease, Hypertension, Migraines and Pseudothrombocytopenia MEDS: Methotrexate, Savella,Flexeril,Diltiazem, Boniva, Vitamins