Rheumatologist

Tuesday, 21 August 2018 11:54 pm
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So I did my appointment with my rheumatologist today. I... guess it went all right. I think she's going to be renewing my prescription for Vitamin D after she gets my level results back. They drew about four vials of blood, because she is going to redo all the tests that's been done on me over the years: lupus, inflammation, probably thyroid... you name it, I think she's rechecking it. They're going to try to set up an MRI on my right wrist and right ankle, and then I have to go back in October.

She did say that she feels like fibromyalgia is the correct diagnosis, but she also said that she doesn't want to write me off as just fibromyalgia and call it a day. She said something about having a feeling in her gut that fibro isn't all of it, that there's something else that we're all missing. Hence running all the tests again. Going back to the beginning, she called it. I think I'm good with that.

Other than that, it's been a pretty quiet day with lots of testing and driving and writing. So I don't really have anything else to add.

Date: 22 Aug 2018 07:37 am (UTC)
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Good Doc. Too many folks wind up in Rheum... and never learn of the underlying/ancillary causes of their pain. And Fibro is nearly always comorbid with something else.