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Hi my name is Judy . I recently went into my doctors for something else and he saw the rash the butterfly rash on my face , He asked me some ? decide to run the ana test again .Well this time it came out postive from what i understand is 1:80 homogeneous pattern . He said i had to go to a Rhuematologist because they are thinking it is lupus .
So Should i go threw and write down everything i can remeber from the past years medical wise before i see the Rhuematologist ?
Should i try to get copies of past test results ? We usually see Military doctors but the past 6 yrs i went to a outside doctor ,
The military base is where i had blood or protein in urine test cant rember but i had to go back several times . Where i was very bad Anemia to the point where they had my husband leave the room to ask me if he was hurting me .Then they did blood work found out i was very anemic .
I dont know if i need to take these records with me or not . I called the doctor i will be seeing they have not recieved my referal yet to call back in 24-48hrs . I did ask how long before i would be seen as we are military . My husband will be leaving soon for 7 mths . She said it would take 4-6 weeks depending on the doctor they think i should see . so i guess now it is just w waiting game . I did take pictures of my face when the rash was there this weekend and my hand i get a weird red raised rash on it usually around the same time my face is red . amy help would be great
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Welcome Judy! You have already figured out some key stuff to do to get ready for your appointment, and Mari's suggestions are always helpful. I don't know anything about the military system, but it's probably even more important to keep your records and carry them to each appointment. My sister is married to a Navy man and I think she got bounced around from doctor to doctor for her prenatal stuff. Hopefully rheumatology is different.
I'm glad you found us, and hope that you will stick around and share your experiences with us.
Welcome! I am new at this too and I have already learned to document everything I can about my illness and to get all of my test results. Everything that you can bring to a doctor's appointment is helpful.
Keep us posted!