what to expect at dr visit?

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   Posted 2/20/2015 8:42 PM (GMT -6)   
What should I expect from a Dr. visit with a rheumy? I did see one rheumy in Nov and I was not happy with his comments so I will be seeing someone new on Tuesday. My first rheumy only tested my reflexes but that was the extent of his physical exam. He prescribed generic for Cymbalta which helped the shakes and muscle aches but not joint pain. He did request blood work which came back with a positive ANA and elevated sed rate. I do have a family history of AI. I have kept tract of my symptoms and will type them up this weekend.

What should I expect from this doctor?

Thank you

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   Posted 2/20/2015 9:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Some doctors don't do much and some do too much. You never know which type you get.
I had one doctor who tapped my knees and declared fibromyalgia.
my new one is still deciding what's going on. He's manipulated joints and squeezed muscles. Also expected more blood work and xrays.
Lupus, RA, Fibromyalgia, Glaucoma, Asthma, Hypothyriodism, Sleep Apnea, Depression, Allergies, and benign familia tremors

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