I am so fed up with the medical community. It seems as though every doctor I see, I have a different opinion, diagnosis, treatment plan, etc. I went to see the Rheumatologist last week, who has been seeing me for the past 2 years. One visit he says I have Lupus, Sjogren's, CREST syndrome, etc., and the next visit, he says something completely different. I don't understand why he can't make up his mind. About the CREST he said, "You have the tube without the toothpaste." Really??? I get he was making a joke, ( I *do* have a sense of humor!), and I know he meant that I have some of the components of CREST and not others, but that doesn't tell me anything. I was told also this visit, that I have a "form" of Lupus but not "classic" Lupus. My blood levels were just slightly elevated when he ran the blood work LAST YEAR. Okay, I know that from experience, some levels fluctuate, so they may be low one time and high another. He says I mostly have osteoarthritis, so my joints are swollen and hurt because of the arthritis, not the Lupus. I am also tired so what's that from?
I guess I just need some assurance that I have some legitimate problems, not that I don't have! Thanks for letting me vent :)
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