The replacement rheumatoid doctor says Fibromyalgia!
I had my visit with Dr. G today. He’s the guy that replaced Dr. Jackass. He took my list I made up and he looked over it with me, and placed that with my medical file.
He was very compassionate and professional. He explained things well to me and he actually had a diagnosis. He diagnosed me with fibromyalgia but said that he did not want to rule out SLE (Lupus) just yet because they mimic one another with lots of the symptoms I have. He asked me to keep a check on any joint swelling in the near future, and to keep watch when summer comes to how I react to sun exposure. He did tell me though that he felt quite confident in diagnosing me with Fibromyalgia and the explanations he gave me I feel comfortable with that.
Of course they are limited right now in what they can test me for due to my pregnancy and I have to give them some understanding there. After my pregnancy they can do a lot more tests that can’t be done at this time.
The only things he didn’t have an answer for were the nose sores, and the hair loss. He suggested I keep the appointment with the dermatologist in March to see if I might alopecia areata. He said that could very well be a separate illness I have. He said he wished he had a definite answer for me. I feel comfortable with the possibility that the hair loss could be something separate.
The nose sores he said could be the same type of thing. The sores could be a sinus situation and that Dr. T (My general practice doctor) should refer me over to a nose, ear and throat specialist to rule out those other possibilities. I feel comfortable with that too.
He gave me some information on Fibromyalgia and of course I plan to start reading a lot more on that illness with my own Internet research to better understand it. Along with researching more on Fibromyalgia I plan on doing some research on nose sores and possible causes. I plan to look more into hair loss to be sure I haven’t missed anything concerning that as well.
I was worn down after the visit though. I came home and I took a nap! It doesn’t take much to wear me down. My hands were aching a lot today. I have a sore in my nose right now and it hurts like a bitch. I think I’ll go and read up on that right now. Thanks for stopping by my cyber journal.
Until next time…