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    I was not scheduled to meet with my new Rheumatologist until May but was very fortunate and got in early. She agrees that I am showing signs of Lupus. She started me on Plaquinel (sp?) to see how I do. This Dr. was wonderful. Not only did she see me at scheduled time but she spent almost an hour with me and REALLY listened.

    I am wondering if journaling would be a good way to track what is going on as begin this journey.

    I know it sounds strange but I am just thrilled to have a diagnosis.

    Melanie

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    Keeping a journal is a wonderful idea. Most of us do it. I also keep a list of all my blood work that comes back out of the norm. That way I can show it to doctors when I go in so they don't forget anything!

    As for the being thrilled about the diagnosis, we all understand that. Many of us have said it before. You don't want to be sick but you really want to know what is going on!
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    Sorry about your diagnosis, but happy your doctor really listens to you, and that you managed to get an early appointment
    Diagnosed with Lupus - 22 June, 2010

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    Hi Melanie,
    We all understand your feelings about your diagnosis. It's great when we can actually name the beast that has been bothering us.
    It is a great idea for you to keep a medical journal and keep copies of your lab reports, etc.
    You might be sent to another specialist for something, and it will help to have everything organized.
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    Hi Melanie,

    I am pleased for you that you finally got a diagnosis, with loads of messing about with myself and specialist i was glad to finally know what was going on and what i was facing but keeping a report on what's going on is great, that's one thing i don't do refering the Lupus but with my seizures i have no choice.

    All the best Terri x

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