So had my 1st Rheumatologist appointment in 2yrs and was pretty darn excited- until he walked in. He didn't introduce himself and sat down and asked why I was there. He read my past history and notes and asked super accusatory questions. He touched the joints in my hands and ankle and then decided I didn't have RA. I was ready to cry so my husband jumped in and started telling the Dr about ALL my symptoms- how I can barely move from the pain and swelling or how I can't hold things or cook dinner sometimes because the pain in my wrists and hands, or how the stiffness in the morning takes me a good half hour to stand completely upright... THEN the Dr decided to send me for some blood tests and X-rays!? I feel like I have already been fighting this disease do I really have to be treated like a lying hypochondriac?! Did he think I was going to walk in there all inflamed? I was having a good day- didn't have a flare up until that evening. I am SO frustrated!! He made me doubt my sanity and my primary Dr not to mention the other rheumatologist I saw for a hot minute before we moved out of state a year and a half ago. I am going back on the 20th for the results but Doctors like this should be ashamed. A blood test can be wrong and X-rays HOPEFULLY don't show any real damage yet!! Isn't that the point of catching RA early?! I already have another Dr picked out... Have you all had this issue before? How many damn hoops do I have to jump through?!
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