My first time at the Rheumatologists, wow she was thorough! Physical exam resulted in her focusing on my back and pelvis, she wasnt overly concerned about my hands or feet, but stated there was wear and tear there. Asked me loads of questions, got about 8 different blood tests done, back and pelvis x-ray and put forward to get a MRI. I have tennis elbow from carrying a heavy bag at work, thats what she thinks as the pain radiates from my elbow to wrist, said my own doc will probably refer me to physio.
All in all i feel so much better mentally, i was worried she was gonna say oh my god you are so so ill with XYZ, or say its all in my head :oops: But its good that she did a proper load of tests, just need to wait for the results, if i need the MRI ill get the appointment in the post and same if i need to go back to see her. She did recommend my doc changed the anti depressants im on so that i get a better quality sleep as this can cause extra pain, that and doing shift work.
I did take a friend with me, and had a proper note of things to tell the doc, so thanks for your advice on that!