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nemmy2007nemmy2007 Posts: 3
edited 24. Jun 2014, 09:58 in Say Hello Archive
Saw my doctor yesterday after blood tests and X rays and was diagnosed with RA, in my feet and hands (Feet are extremely painful) Was prescribed Naproxen. Have an appointment to see a specialist in 3 weeks. Any idea what will happen when i get to the hospital, tests etc. Thanks everyone.


  • stickywicketstickywicket Posts: 25,993 ✭✭✭
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi nemmy2007 and welcome to the forum and to the wonderful world of arthritis :roll: It's many years since I had my first appointment but we have some fairly recent threads on the Living With Arthritis forum. I'll bump one up to near the top for you but, by the time you find it, it could have slid down again a bit :) I hope it'll be of help. If you've any questions just ask.
    “There is always a well-known solution to every human problem - neat, plausible, and wrong.” H.L. Mencken
  • nemmy2007nemmy2007 Posts: 3
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi, Thank you very much. Look forward to reading everything. I need as much information as possible. Thanks again xx
  • hileena111hileena111 Posts: 7,099
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Nemmy
    Welcome to the forums.
    Like others its been a long time since my first appointment :lol:
    One thing I would advise is start now writing out a list now. Aches, Pains, where and when and anything that helps or aggravates them.
    Most of us are the same....we go in {if we go without a list} and forget what we want to ask.....we come out {or I do} thinking..OH I forgot to ask a certain thing then I could kick myself.
    With it being a first appointment that's the only bit of advice...sorry
    Give us a shout on Living With Arthritis before you go and we'll be supporting you

  • barbara12barbara12 Posts: 20,904 ✭✭
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hello nemmy2007 and a warm welcome from me
    sorry I cant offer any advice I have OA but I'm so glad you have come on the forum, you will get plenty of support and lots of info...good luck with your appointment ..
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