First consultant visit

I'm seeing a rheumatologist for the first time later this week. Does anyone have any advice as to what questions I should ask? I want to go prepared with a list and don't want to get home and think of something I wished I'd asked!


  • noddingtonpete
    noddingtonpete Moderator Posts: 826

    Hi@DinahD see the attached thread, there are some good questions in it (and some tongue in cheek ones so ignore them!)

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  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 27,599

    Take someone with you. It's at least as important to remember what the consultant says.

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  • Lilymary
    Lilymary Member Posts: 1,733

    I tend to make sure I tell them all my symptoms and how they affect my life. Then I let them tell me what their diagnosis is, what further tests are required, what drugs/treatments will be beneficial, timescales etc. I agree with @stickywicket , take someone with you to take notes, as you won’t remember half of it when you come out. Otherwise, at least take notes yourself, the doc won’t mind.