Good morning! I am new on here and finding it a wonderful resource. Just been referred to rheumy for first time and looking for advice and tips to help my appointment be a positive one. I have taken photos of photosensitive rash on legs to take with me as well as rash on face which comes and goes.
As well as a few mouth ulcers I also had some in a rather delicate/intimate place which I found painful and upsetting. Should I mention those at my appointment.
I am feeling a bit overwhelmed as all symptoms have arrived in one big flare up. I think I've spent years feeling like a big nuisance to the gp with sore this and that, tiredness, etc etc etc. At least I feel I am now getting some answers. New gp listened, did bloods which show low vit d, ferritin and raised inflammatory markers etc
I do feel very tearful nearly all the time. So many questions in my head....allergies? Joints in feet so sore can hardly walk. Weight gain, stiffness, sore wrists so can't drive as too painful to change gear and use clutch. Loss of libido? Terrible paIn in coccyx?
Please, lovely people, any comment or advice would be so useful.
Big thanks in advance