Posted 10/12/2007 2:04 PM (GMT -6)
Good news!!! My doc has been able to get me an appointment for MONDAY afternoon. He is so worried about how sick I have been.
How great is my doctor :)
Posted 10/12/2007 7:11 PM (GMT -6)
Emerson,

Welcome to the forum. I'm so happy that you have a great doctor who shows concern for your health and is getting you in to see a rheumy on Monday. Hopefully the rheumy will have the results of your blood work by then so will be able to get a real good picture of what's going on with you. Rosie gave you some good advice when she suggested that you take a list of your symptoms to the doctor. Before I was diagnosed I only told my rheumy about symptoms I thought could be related to lupus, but I soon learned that my periodic eye infections and other things I assumed were totally unrelated were also caused by an autoimmune disease. I'd also take a written list of questions you have. Lots of luck. Let us know how your appointment goes, or if you have any other questions between now and then.

Pat
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Posted 10/12/2007 10:48 PM (GMT -6)
Emmerson . . . . GREAT!!!! Your doc did great getting you in to see the rheumy on Monday !!! Wooo Hoooo!! to Emerson's doctor.

Try to stay calm over the weekend . . . I'm sure you are a huge combination of scared and excited. Hopefully the bloodwork results will be available to the rheumy. He'll likely order a ton more. My first rheumy visit, he ordered 25 different blood tests. Can't wait for your update on Monday or Tuesday!!

Glad you found us!

Blessings!

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Posted 10/13/2007 11:09 AM (GMT -6)
Hi Emerson,
 
Another welcome coming your way!  I am sorry you're dealing with so much.  You do sound very unwell.  That's actually a good thing considering you're seeing a rheumy on Monday.  So many of us have the symptoms and then while we wait to get in to see someone, the symptoms go away!  That is one very frustrating part of this disease.
 
I don't have any more advice to add.  The other ladies gave you perfect advice.  Please let us know how your appointment went!
 
Ginny
I can do anything through Jesus Christ who strengthens me.  I have learned in whatever state I am in, to be content.  Phillipians 4:11-13

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Posted 10/14/2007 11:27 PM (GMT -6)
Thanks everyone for being so great! I see the rheum tomorrow! YAY! I am hoping he will have the results of my blood tests. I have a LONG LONG list of symptoms for him.

I am so worried though because I can't work. I haven't worked in almost 5 weeks. I am sure I am close to losing my job, but what then? SSDI? I am only 26 and this is such a scary situation to be in.
Posted 10/17/2007 3:01 PM (GMT -6)
Hi, Emerson and welcome. I'm trying to play catch-up here. I'm sorry for all you're having to deal with. It's great that your PCP got you worked in quickly to see a rheumy. I'm interested in finding out how your appt. went. Try to take this one step at a time. Sickness and disease can throw a lot at you all at once. If you do have lupus or another AI disease, it may be able to be managed with the right meds. I wish you the best and hope your appt. went well. Let us know,
Always looking for the silver lining, Sharen

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Posted 10/17/2007 3:47 PM (GMT -6)
Hi, Emerson. I've just read your update regarding your dr. appt. Try to be patient while the tests results come in and go for the addtnl test as well. Lupus is very hard to diagnosis. Be glad you have a dr. who is taking the time to try to diagnosis you correctly. I'm glad to hear about your employer. Take care,
Always looking for the silver lining, Sharen

SLE '06, Sjogren's '06, Traumatic Head Injury '94
Prednisone 9mg and tapering, Caltrate 1200mg, Multi-vitamin, Prevacid 30 mg, Actonel 35mg, DocQLace 200mg, Flax Seed (milled) 2Tbsp

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