Hello I am new to this message board for RA
About a month and a half ago I had some blood tests done and my sed rate was 22 and a positive for RA factor, since then my family doctor has me on Sulfasalazine 2000mg every day, and I am waiting for a call from a Rheum. that my doctor refered me to. I was wondering what will the first visit to a Rheumatologist be like? I have been experiencing pain in my elbows since i was a kid and since 2003 I developed Chronic Daily Migraines, and have had swelling and pain in my hands, elbows, knees and ankles. Plus due to the inactivity from trying to deal with the pain, i've put on a few extra pounds which doesnt help now that I have been Diagnosed with RA from my family doctor. I dont know of any of my family members having RA, Osteo yes but no RA, I have been to a Neuro for the migraines. Which has led me to no conclusions about the pain, but being on the sulfasalazine the migraines have diminished. So far that i can see i have no deformities of my skeletal frame. I really dont know what else to put down i was just curious about what to expect from the Rheumatologist when i get to see him/her.