First appointment........ Laughing !!
Had my very first Rheumatology appt. today...... i was very nervous and thought i would be told that it was all in the mind the doctor was very nice and made me feel at ease. Firstly she said i have Hypermobile syndrome...... i laughed coz my poor old joints aint gonna get me a contortionist gig anytime soon!!! Then came the physical ( good job i matched the undies) after, the doc told me that i have some kind of inflammatory arthritis and that she thinks possibly RA. I will be starting a course of SULFASALAZINE a.s.a.p and she also mentioned METHOTREXATE for a later date. I apologised several times for my very big smile.......coz i wasnt going mad after all!!! Nobody wants this horrible illness do they? especially when it makes you doubt your body AND mind !Very sore now..... oh, had several blood tests and x-rays as well x