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Finally seen rheumy #282528
02/01/19 04:03 AM
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Today was my long awaited appointment. It went well and she seems to think I do have AS. She spent a lot of time with me even though my back pain is minimal at the moment. She did say my collarbone pain is most likely related to AS and is going to do an x Ray to see what it looks like and to track progression. She also says it looks red and swollen. She was reluctant to prescribe meds because of my low white blood cell count which I was happy to hear because I really don’t want to take them yet and don’t want to take any chances with low wbc. She herself suffers from RA so I felt like she truly understands and listens.

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Re: Finally seen rheumy [Re: ZeldaLady] #282529
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Glad to hear you are getting the care you need. It's always great to have an understanding physician that can provide some answers. :-)

Re: Finally seen rheumy [Re: ZeldaLady] #282531
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Good for you. My rheumy has a rheumatic disease too, and I think it makes a difference.

Re: Finally seen rheumy [Re: ZeldaLady] #282534
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I'm glad the appointment went well. Keep us posted on your progress.


Ginny - 58 year old female
Dx with USpA in March 2013; changed to AS in July 2015
Iritis and Scleritis, both currently in remission
unicompartmental knee replacements: right-June 2014, left-Aug 2018
MTX, Humira, Cyclobenzaprine, plus Celebrex as needed
Supplements: Folic Acid, Vitamin A, Vitamin D, Calcium, Fish Oil, Culturelle probiotic, Melatonin (as needed)

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