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tfofd
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   Posted 5/4/2011 3:45 PM (GMT -6)   
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Lynnwood
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   Posted 5/4/2011 4:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Please give the Dr a chance to review your symptoms before you start playing Dr!

I've found it bad practice to go in and suggest diseases rather than letting the Dr explore all the possibilities s/he has been trained to consider. When I throw something in the mix, it gets the focus and I don't get the full benefit of the Dr's education and knowledge.

Keep an open mind!
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lucysgd
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   Posted 5/4/2011 5:22 PM (GMT -6)   
I agree with Lynn and would suggest sticking with your main issues - and not getting too specific about every last thing.  It's hard not to get defensive after years of getting the run around, but I don't think the attitude is helpful.  Try not to bring the last doctor into it on the first visit.  Give this doc a chance.  If she/he is receptive and seems understanding and open - you'll have more opportunities down the road to get to all of the issues.
Lucy

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   Posted 5/4/2011 10:15 PM (GMT -6)   
These auto-immune diseases are among the most mysterious of human ailments. Many of the questions you want explained and the inconsistencies you hear from Dr to Dr are things that are not predictable and vary patient to patient and day to day. Auto-immune diseases make up their own rules as they go along, sometimes they cooperate with what we humans think we know about them and sometimes they don't.

If someone can explain all the inconsistencies in our bodies auto-immune responses -- well, frankly I'd be suspicious. I wish you luck, but frankly I'm not sure I understand why you are visiting a Dr whom you have predetermined will be hindering you rather than helping you -- seems like a waste of time and money.
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Lynnwood
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   Posted 5/5/2011 9:05 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm sorry, I mush have misread somewhere along the way. I thought this was your first appointment with a 2ond doctor.
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DIAGNOSING-LUPUS & LUPUS-RESOURCES
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suetoo
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   Posted 5/9/2011 11:42 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi!
So, so sorry it went so badly. Not only did she let you down, she has apparently forgotten her purpose in life; to help her patients. Please hang tough, there is a rheumy out there who will have your best interest at heart.
hugs,
suetoo
God knows, even if I don't....
CNS Lupus 2005, APS, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Degenerative Osteoarthritis, Asthma
Meds: Plaquenil, Neurontin, Thyroid, meloxicam, Aspirin, Atenolol and Norvasc, Prednisone 5mg daily. (20-40mg prn), Vit. B12 2400 mcgs, Vit D 1000U and Ambien every night. Advair, Albuterol and DuoNeb inhalers.
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