This may sound crazy, but..
So I have an appointment with a new PCP in about 2 weeks. I've had so much trouble with my doctors so I want to ensure that I am as prepared as I can possibly be.
I seem to be going through a 'flare' right now (facial rash, extreme fatiuge, chest pains, joint pains.. etc., etc.). And I know this sounds CRAZY, but I want to make sure this stuff is still going on in two weeks to I can present my condition to it's best (or worst) ability. I have been talking pictures and keeping a journal in case I'm better in two weeks.. But I still feel like there's more I need to do.
What do y'all suggest as far as prep for a 1st time appt.? I know I want to request blood tests but do y'all reccomend anything specific? Anything else I could be doing to help my doctor, help me? I just don't want to walk out of yet another doctor's office feeling the same way I went in.. I want this process to start so I can begin addressing all the issues. HELP!
"Rule number one is, don't sweat the small stuff. Rule number two is, it's all small stuff."
Dx: Potential Lupus, Diffuse Systemic Sclerosis, Mixed Connective Tissue Disease
Rx: Prednisone 5mg 1x daily, Lyrica 75mg 2x daily, Omeprazole 200mg 1x daily, Xanax .5mg prn