got rhuemy appointment

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got rhuemy appointment

Postby melt » Wed Jul 29, 2009 3:50 pm

hi all ..been back to see regular GP today ..went in and burst into tears..any how he really listened today and made me a referal to rhuemy..managed to get one for 8 weeks time..he was really understanding and said I can gradually come off anti depressants as they have not improved my mood at all ,if any thing I feel worse..some of that down to the weight gain since been on them..he also gave me some vit D tabs as my level still low ..
Been keeping a list os symtoms for when I go back to nuero in Dec so thought I would take them with me ..do yOu think this would be of help or should I just wait and se what rhuemy says first ?
many thanks to all of yoou who have been replyong to my posts the support is great and is helping me realise that i am not going completely mad

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Re: got rhuemy appointment

Postby LinzWorld » Wed Jul 29, 2009 3:52 pm

I'm a big believer in making lists - for your own memory if nothing else!

The following articles may be of use if you read them before your appointment:

Dealing with Doctors: http://www.fibroaction.org/Articles/Bec ... cle-3.aspx

Medications & staying in control: http://www.fibroaction.org/Articles/Bec ... cle-4.aspx

There's a checklist in the second article of questions to ask when prescribed a new medication.
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Re: got rhuemy appointment

Postby gillshutt » Thu Jul 30, 2009 12:56 pm

Hope all goes well ((xx)) As Linz says make list... symptoms, questions you want to ask etc. And I would take someone with me as well, they can help explain and also help you remember what the rheumy says.

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Re: got rhuemy appointment

Postby shazq » Thu Jul 30, 2009 2:10 pm

Good luck with the Rheumy.
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