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    Old 10-09-2021, 11:31 AM   #1
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    How is the first rheumatology appointment like though.

    I may have to go to a rheumatologist appointment in a little while though. I have some anxiety about it since I don't know how it will be like. Can someone give me some advice on what I should ask on a first rheumatologist appointment. What kind of test may they do though. Do you know if I would get any medication. Can I have some advice on this. Thanks.

     
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    Old 10-09-2021, 02:24 PM   #2
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    Re: How is the first rheumatology appointment like though.

    They would ask you questions. Review any x rays or Dexa scans you may have. Inspect your joints. Do blood work. Highly unlikely for meds till they get blood work and maybe xrays.

     
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    Old 10-12-2021, 10:30 AM   #3
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    Re: How is the first rheumatology appointment like though.

    Thanks. Do you know if there are any side effects for medication for the rheumatoid arthiritis condition. I have some anxiety about that. Thanks.

     
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    Old 10-13-2021, 03:58 AM   #4
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    Re: How is the first rheumatology appointment like though.

    All depends on which meds....hard to say if any and you can look them up when you know the med. Keep in mind that not everyone experiences side effects - they are just ones that COULD happen,not WILL happen

     
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    Old 10-13-2021, 07:33 AM   #5
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    Re: How is the first rheumatology appointment like though.

    Do you know that you in fact do have rheumatoid arthritis?
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    Old 10-15-2021, 11:05 PM   #6
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    Re: How is the first rheumatology appointment like though.

    I just have some joint pain so I went to see the rheumatologist. He will be doing some test on me to see what I may have. I don't know if I actually have rheumatoid arthritis though. Are there other conditions that can cause joint pain. I still have some anxiety if I have to take some medication later for it. Thanks.

     
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    Old 10-16-2021, 05:43 AM   #7
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    Re: How is the first rheumatology appointment like though.

    Osteoarthritis would be one. It's degenerative from age and use. I have it in my hands. Have you tried tylenol or Aleve to see if that helps? If so, then that can sort of tell you.

     
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