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    I was wondering what kind of problems are rheumy's suppose to handle. Because when I go to mine. He acts like all my problems are beneath him. I feel like I'm telling him things he should handle. Things that are lupus related.
    He always tells me to tell my PCP. I go to my PCP he tells me to tell my rheumy. I just want to know what they should handle.
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    Hey there Becky,

    Honestly, I don't really know what they are supposed to actually be doing. I have seen many rheumo's in the past five years, and I found there was absolutely no consistency between any of them. When it comes to Lupus, I really don't think they know what the hell they are supposed to be doing. One thing they are good at though, is passing the buck. I wish I had a better answer for you.

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    Thanks Rob and they do pass the buck. That's all mine does. I think I'm going to find another one. Because I'm not getting anywhere with this one. I'm tried of feeling so bad, and going to him, thinking he's going to do something and he does nothing.
    But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. Isaiah 40:31

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    I am not sure either i don't see one my internists takes care of all my symptoms. if she needs to talk to one there is one in the practice so i don't have to pay to see him she just ask him questions and he helps her out with the meds. for me and that is all. sorry i couldn't help you

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    Maybe I don't need a rheamy. Maybe I need a lupus speclist how do you find one of them ?
    But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. Isaiah 40:31

    Take Care,
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    My rhuemBA supposedly does grant studies on Lupus...and he still gives me the blank dot Little Orphan Annies eyes...

    Here is a guide line for doctors who treat our symptoms, Becky....

    Treatments for autoimmune diseases vary. So do the types of doctors who provide them.

    For some people, one doctor will be enough to manage their disease. Others may require a team approach with several specialists treating various aspects of an autoimmune disease. One doctor might coordinate and give care, and others would treat specific organ problems. For example, a person with lupus might be seen by a rheumatologist. But that person might also see a nephrologist for related kidney problems and a dermatologist for skin problems.
    Specialists you may need to see include:


    • A rheumatologist, who treats arthritis and other rheumatic diseases. These include scleroderma and systemic lupus erythematosus (lupus or SLE).
    • An endocrinologist, who treats gland and hormone problems. These include diabetes and thyroid disease.
    • A neurologist, who treats nerve problems. These include multiple sclerosis and myasthenia gravis.
    • A hematologist, who treats diseases that affect the blood. These include pernicious anemia and autoimmune hemolytic anemia.
    • A gastroenterologist, who treats problems with the digestive system. These include Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.
    • A dermatologist, who treats problems of the skin, hair, and nails. These include psoriasis, pemphigus/pemphigoid, and alopecia areata.
    • A nephrologist, who treats kidney problems. These include glomerulonephritis, inflamed kidneys associated with lupus.

    Love,
    Oluwa
    I have Lupus. So *^#@! what.

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    Boy are you and Rob right Becky!!! Pass the buck and act confused! They are ALL good at that! I experience the EXACT same thing from my Rheumy Thats why im getting a referal from my GP to a GOOD RHEUMY at the University of Michigan! Between that and the Cleveland Clinic, im Hopeing to move things along a littl faster! UGH!
    We Live in a MORTAL, FRAIL, IMPERFECT world in which the word "FAIR" doesn't always apply.Make EVERY MOMENT COUNT with the ones you LOVE because it can end in the blink of an eye. Love, Jeannette

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    Quote Originally Posted by lucky7 View Post
    Boy are you and Rob right Becky!!! Pass the buck and act confused! They are ALL good at that! I experience the EXACT same thing from my Rheumy Thats why im getting a referal from my GP to a GOOD RHEUMY at the University of Michigan! Between that and the Cleveland Clinic, im Hopeing to move things along a littl faster! UGH!


    Good luck in Michigan !!!! Maybe I should try Duke it's about 4 hrs. away. If I go that far and they still pass the buck. I might get angry enough to pitch a little fit. I'm tired of trying to be nice to them.
    But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. Isaiah 40:31

    Take Care,
    Becky

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oluwa View Post
    My rhuemBA supposedly does grant studies on Lupus...and he still gives me the blank dot Little Orphan Annies eyes...

    Here is a guide line for doctors who treat our symptoms, Becky....

    Treatments for autoimmune diseases vary. So do the types of doctors who provide them.

    For some people, one doctor will be enough to manage their disease. Others may require a team approach with several specialists treating various aspects of an autoimmune disease. One doctor might coordinate and give care, and others would treat specific organ problems. For example, a person with lupus might be seen by a rheumatologist. But that person might also see a nephrologist for related kidney problems and a dermatologist for skin problems.
    Specialists you may need to see include:


    • A rheumatologist, who treats arthritis and other rheumatic diseases. These include scleroderma and systemic lupus erythematosus (lupus or SLE).
    • An endocrinologist, who treats gland and hormone problems. These include diabetes and thyroid disease.
    • A neurologist, who treats nerve problems. These include multiple sclerosis and myasthenia gravis.
    • A hematologist, who treats diseases that affect the blood. These include pernicious anemia and autoimmune hemolytic anemia.
    • A gastroenterologist, who treats problems with the digestive system. These include Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.
    • A dermatologist, who treats problems of the skin, hair, and nails. These include psoriasis, pemphigus/pemphigoid, and alopecia areata.
    • A nephrologist, who treats kidney problems. These include glomerulonephritis, inflamed kidneys associated with lupus.

    Love,
    Oluwa


    Thanks for your help you are always so helpful and you have so much knowledge. I'm going to have to figure something out this has gone on to long !! That how I found this site. I was looking for answers then.
    But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. Isaiah 40:31

    Take Care,
    Becky

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    Ive discovered Becky that being nice just doesnt get you anywhere unfortunately Im SO MUCH FIRMER now than ive ever been. Being NICE and not speaking up (and trusting my dr)got me 3yrs of my old GP telling me "its in my head" and "youre stressed, get some rest". Even though my blood tests were saying otherwise at that point! B****! LOL Carl and i told her how we felt and now shes shaking in her shoes cuz we told her what our lawyers saying about it ALL! LOL Tell me ints in my head now B****!!
    We Live in a MORTAL, FRAIL, IMPERFECT world in which the word "FAIR" doesn't always apply.Make EVERY MOMENT COUNT with the ones you LOVE because it can end in the blink of an eye. Love, Jeannette

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