What should I expect at my first Rheumatologist appt? I have a five page questioneer to fill out. I know I won't be getting a diagnosis right away after reading the boards here, however; I am not sure what to expect. I am so frustrated and hurt so bad. I just want some of my life back. I don't want to miss so much work and I want to do some daily things again without feeling so wiped out afterwards. I am afraid to tell the doctor how this is affecting my life. My last family doctor told me it was all in my head and that I was "just depressed" and tried giving me antidepressants. First of all, he made depression sound like "a no big deal problem", which I know to not be the case. I have a friend that suffers from depression and it is major impact on her life. Second of all, he made me feel like a hypochondriact. I changed doctors and really like the one I am going to now. She is the one that is sending me to the Rheumatologist. But again, I am still anxious as to what to expect and how much I should divulge about how this is affecting my life.
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