Docter appointment went well!

So the doctor I went to today, was actually very helpful! She did order some more blood work because my last doctor didn’t have me take all of the ones that I should have. And she referred me to a specialist! Thats what I’ve been trying to get the other doctor to do for 3 months!!! And got some pain meds to help me sleep! I’m still in pain, but what a relief! I can’t even explain! One step closer to figuring out whats wrong with me! And I wanna thank all of you for your support!!!

Hi im glad it went well!!!.. And I hope your new dr answer all your questions… wish you the best…love Dunnia

Ty!!!

Dunnia said:

Hi im glad it went well!!!.. And I hope your new dr answer all your questions… wish you the best…love Dunnia

yay tiffany! awesome news. sometimes it turns out right, right?


Yes it does! The flower is beautiful!

janice said:

yay tiffany! awesome news. sometimes it turns out right, right?


Tiffany

I am so glad things went well. This can be a long processes but it sounds like you are now heading in the right direction. Keep you head up and get the blood work done and make the appointment with the specialist.

Deenie

I figured it’s gonna be a long process. But I’m just happy that I’m finally going in the right direction! & trust me I’ll do my part to make everything go smoother!!!

Dewing3569 said:

Tiffany
I am so glad things went well. This can be a long processes but it sounds like you are now heading in the right direction. Keep you head up and get the blood work done and make the appointment with the specialist.

Deenie

Hi Tiffany,

Nice to hear your appointment went as you was hoping for besides more bloods done....what kind of specialist as she refered you to because that lady you saw today was a rheumo was'nt she?

Well at least she's helped you with pain meds and not fobbed you off like the other one did.

Remember this though with the next specailist you see, if your bloods come back negative, they don't have to be showing positive to have any autoimmune disease plus your welcome from us all anytime. xxx

She was just a regular doctor. In order for my insurance to cover a specialist I have to be referred. She referred me to a.fibro specialist. She said that she wasn’t sure if I had fibro and that he could do more tests, or something like that. But she said she has never seen the lumps that I have on my arms with fibro. So she wants to test for cancer too. So it’s one step closer!

Tez_20 said:

Hi Tiffany,

Nice to hear your appointment went as you was hoping for besides more bloods done…what kind of specialist as she refered you to because that lady you saw today was a rheumo was’nt she?

Well at least she’s helped you with pain meds and not fobbed you off like the other one did.

Remember this though with the next specailist you see, if your bloods come back negative, they don’t have to be showing positive to have any autoimmune disease plus your welcome from us all anytime. xxx

Hi Tiffany,

It seems like you've got somewhere with seeing a regular doctor....yes seeing a proper specialist they'll run alot of tests and it's according to what she's written in the letter when she's refered you on for them to take notice more.

Well i hope to god you've not got cancer so until you see the specialist it's best not to jump to conclusions.

Stay strong my friend and all my love xxx

Good point Ann with the links besides giving Tiffany more knowledge on the subjects she may face. xxx

Ann A. said:

Thank you for the info! I didn’t know that! & I’m being referred to a rheumotoligist. So im hoping that from there they can figure it out!

jujubeee said:

Tiffany,

Did she refer you to a dermatologist? Dermatologists are actually trained to look for different diseases based o skin symptoms. I would think she’d refer you to a dermatolgist before a rheumatologist. Or did someone say that she IS a rheumatologist? I’m sure she did labs then. Are you waiting for the results of those tests? And like someone said, negative doesn’t mean you don’t have it and positiive doesn’t mean you do! There are certain criteria to base a dx of lupus on. You have to have 4 of the ll. They are:

  • Malar (over the cheeks of the face) "butterfly" rash
  • Discoid skin rash (patchy redness with hyperpigmentation and hypopigmentation that can cause scarring)
  • Photosensitivity (skin rash in reaction to sunlight [ultraviolet light] exposure)
  • Mucous membrane ulcers (spontaneous sores or ulcers of the lining of the mouth, nose, or throat)
  • Arthritis (two or more swollen, tender joints of the extremities)
  • Pleuritis or pericarditis (inflammation of the lining tissue around the heart or lungs, usually associated with chest pain upon breathing or changes of body position)
  • Kidney abnormalities (abnormal amounts of urine protein or clumps of cellular elements called casts detectable with a urinalysis) Note: Ultimately, in patients with kidney disease from systemic lupus erythematosus (lupus nephritis), a kidney biopsy may be necessary to both define the cause of the kidney disease as being lupus-related as well as to determine the stage of the kidney disease in order to optimally guide treatments. Kidney biopsies are often performed by fine needle aspiration of the kidney under radiology guidance, but in certain circumstances, a kidney biopsy can be done during an open abdominal operation.
  • Brain irritation (manifested by seizures [convulsions] and/or psychosis, referred to as "lupus cerebritis")
  • Blood-count abnormalities: low white blood count (WBC) or red blood count (RBC), or platelet count on routine complete blood count testing)
  • Immunologic disorder (abnormal immune tests include anti-DNA or anti-Sm [Smith] antibodies, falsely positive blood test for syphilis, anticardiolipin antibodies, lupus anticoagulant, or positive LE prep test)
  • Antinuclear antibody (positive ANA antibody testing [antinuclear antibodies in the blood])

I hope that helps. I kind of jumped in the middle of your conversation though, so forgive me if someone already told you this. Much LOVE and HUGS, Julie



Tiffany89 said:

She was just a regular doctor. In order for my insurance to cover a specialist I have to be referred. She referred me to a.fibro specialist. She said that she wasn't sure if I had fibro and that he could do more tests, or something like that. But she said she has never seen the lumps that I have on my arms with fibro. So she wants to test for cancer too. So it's one step closer!

Tez_20 said:

Hi Tiffany,

Nice to hear your appointment went as you was hoping for besides more bloods done....what kind of specialist as she refered you to because that lady you saw today was a rheumo was'nt she?

Well at least she's helped you with pain meds and not fobbed you off like the other one did.

Remember this though with the next specailist you see, if your bloods come back negative, they don't have to be showing positive to have any autoimmune disease plus your welcome from us all anytime. xxx

Hi Tiffany,

I hope your rheumo os a good one for you and finally you get an ID on what the symptoms have been causing you.

How you feeling today?

Love Terri xxx

I’m not feeling to bad yet. Still have to get through work though! Lol…how are you feeling?

Tez_20 said:

Hi Tiffany,

I hope your rheumo os a good one for you and finally you get an ID on what the symptoms have been causing you.

How you feeling today?

Love Terri xxx

Tiffany glad your feeling abit better although for the other thread you added mentioned your elbow...some issues can be terrible at times.

I'm still going with this flare got no option and now a lovely colds kicked in...as long as the flare does'nt go 6wks or more i'll fight through one way or another...thats all we can do.

Thanks for asking mate and you takecare besides. xxxx

Tiffany89 said:

I'm not feeling to bad yet. Still have to get through work though! Lol...how are you feeling?

Tez_20 said:

Hi Tiffany,

I hope your rheumo os a good one for you and finally you get an ID on what the symptoms have been causing you.

How you feeling today?

Love Terri xxx