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

jan1952
Regular Member


Date Joined Mar 2014
Total Posts : 357
   Posted 3/26/2014 9:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Welp, I have an appt tomorrow afternoon with my GP. He's aware of why I'm coming in--I spoke to his nurse in depth.

I realize his training is not specialized like a rheumatologist, but I believe the closest rheumy is about 150 from our small Wyoming community. I have no problem making the drive, though.

And I've never seen a doctor with as much compassion and patience as well as being a great listener and keeping up with the latest medical info as my doctor.

I'm a bit nervous!

Thanks for listening--
Jan
Jan

"If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went."
Will Rogers

couchtater
Elite Member


Date Joined Jul 2009
Total Posts : 14475
   Posted 3/26/2014 10:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Good luck.
Joy
Lupus, Fibromyalgia, Glaucoma, Asthma, Hypothyriodism, Sleep Apnea, OA, Depression, Allergies, and benign familia tremors

When life throws you lemons....
Pick them up and throw them right back at them! :))

FW
Regular Member


Date Joined May 2007
Total Posts : 482
   Posted 3/28/2014 6:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Hope your appointment went well!
Take care, Fran

Dx: Lupus, sjogren's, celiac, severe allergies, asthma, GERD
Daily Meds: Plaquenil, Zyrtec. Aciphex, Nasacort, Prozac, Ambien CR, CellCept, Zantac, Bactrim, Q-Var, Restasis, Albuterol
Daily Supplements: Calcium, B-100 Complex, Daily Vitamins.
As Needed Meds: Epinephrine, Benadryl, Proventil, Tylenal, Vicodin, Prednisone.

acquiesce
Regular Member


Date Joined Jan 2014
Total Posts : 360
   Posted 3/28/2014 7:12 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm glad you have a doc with a good bedside manner and hope you get some answers, let us know how it goes :)

Joie
UCTD , livedo reticularis, Raynauds, cold urticaria, endometriosis, bursitis, arthritis, Sjorgens, anemia, leukocytosis, vasculitis, pleurisy, asthma and all that fun stuff!

Plaquenil, celebrex, advair, flovent, dovobet, vitamin A,B,C,D,E fghijklmnop ;)

Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind - Dr. Seuss

jan1952
Regular Member


Date Joined Mar 2014
Total Posts : 357
   Posted 3/28/2014 9:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Dear Joy, Fran, Joie, and everyone else--

I SO appreciate your thoughts and well wishes. My appointment was good--I spent over an hour with my doctor and then had a urinalysis and blood work. My doctor is a "no-rush," sharp fellow--and when you go to your appointment, if he's running behind, you understand that he's going to take as much time as he needs with you, too. I do believe he's one of a kind--lucky me!

We discussed many things, and he acknowledged that it might be lupus, but he decided to take a cautious approach and only order a few blood tests right away. (ESR, CRP, ANA) He labeled the diagnosis as arthralgia, so as not to commit to an autoimmune problem in case we changed insurance down the road. My urinalysis was basic.

Our small hospital sends the blood work to Denver, and he hopes to have the results Monday. If not, then it's a possibility that something suspicious showed up, and the lab chose to run more tests. SO, we shall see, and as soon as I hear anything, I'll pass it along.

I hope you are all feeling better than "normal"! ( a subjective word, isn't it?)

Jan
"If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went."
Will Rogers

jan1952
Regular Member


Date Joined Mar 2014
Total Posts : 357
   Posted 3/28/2014 9:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh, my doctor said I definitely have vasculitis issues after seeing my poor, purplish red toes (raynauds).

Jan
"If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went."
Will Rogers

MapleLeafBear
Regular Member


Date Joined Mar 2014
Total Posts : 167
   Posted 3/29/2014 2:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi guys, I'm new here. I have an appointment with a rheumy on Tuesday. My mom had lupus and various cousins of mine have various auto-immune diseases (one has life-threatening muckle-wells). I have been experiencing symptoms (swelling, exhaustion, bruising, depression, red face when I'm really bad) for years and after having my PCP test my thyroid 10 times, I'm ready to see a rheumy on my own. I am a bit nervous and scared that he will pass my symptoms off as nothing, just like the PCP always has.
New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Sunday, June 24, 2018 6:37 PM (GMT -6)
There are a total of 2,974,824 posts in 326,214 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 161306 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, equestrianlvr.
400 Guest(s), 5 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
imagardener2, sunvsmoon, Hoagie, Pratoman, Supportive Daughter