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New to this any tips.

Nov 28, 2016 2:26 PM

Hi, I am 25 years old and been dealing with a lot of pain went to several docs before I found one that was helpful. Then got a referral to a rheumatologist I started to keep track of the pain so I could help them figure out what's wrong. Any suggestions for the upcoming appointment?

Nov 28, 2016 3:04 PM

Welcome! I am also new. Im young like you, 28 and just saw a rheumatologist for the first time in September and was then diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. Keeping track of the pain is a great start. A suggestion would be to also prepare ahead of time for the questions you will be asked. Examples are:
What are your symptoms?
Describe the type of pain and how widespread?
How long have you had the symotoms?
What makes you better/ what makes you worse?
Family history?
The more specific you can be the easier it will be to get a diagnosis!
Hope all goes well for you!!!

Nov 28, 2016 3:19 PM

HCristi has great ideas. Also if you have any other diagnosis they want that and if you have had any surgeries they will ask that. And a list of your medications. (i found it also helps to have a list of meds and other things you have tried that didn't work.

Nov 29, 2016 2:05 PM

Hi sweetie ⚘⚘⚘

😉Write everything down in black and white. 🤗Print out and organise pain logs 📑...and note any questions that u have 🤔to jog ur memory in ur meeting.📖 The more information📒 u can collate and take with u... the better. 📔Drs like that... i have pain diary books... 📚medication titration books... 📚sleep diary... etc etc 🐫
Ur doctor will be impressed how organised u r... and how much u want to help her/him 🐫to find the right diagnosis and treatment 😊for ur condition. 😚

Good luck hunni🤗

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