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New Rheumatologist

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I had my rheumatology appointment today. My last one moved hospital last summer and I only saw a locum in October (he did nothing except blood tests) and they have just got in a replacement.

 

It went well in that she listened and also went through my case more thoroughly. She also told me that last October the inflammation was quite high (but I wasn't told that at the time) so she's checking my vitamin D levels because that might explain some of the tiredness and joint pains I get. If it's low they will give me something for that and then will see me again in 2 months. Then if I still have the joint pain and tiredness they will then look at giving me Plaquenil.

 

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Hello Buttons

 

I'm glad the appointment went well and know that many people find taking plaquinil very beneficial.

 

Take care.


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Hi Buttons,

 

Well, that sounds very positive; sometimes another rheumatologist can put a different slant on things and another opinion can be helpful.

 

I've never taken Plaquenil but I've put in a link which I hope you'll find helpful and informative.

 

Do let us know if your rheumatologist decides to prescribe it and also how you get on with it.


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Hey Buttons, that's great. I got a new pulmonologist recently because my 'old' one has left clinical practice to teach. You never know what the new doctor will be like, so it's great when it turns out positively.

 

I take both Vitamin D and Plaquenil and would hate to give up either one. The both seem to have a pretty good track record with us sclerodermians.

 

Warm hugs,


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