How can I prepare for my first rheumatologist visit?

For over two years I’ve had increasing bouts of joint pain lasting longer and with more joints involved each time. I am finally seeing a rheumy for the first time next week. I’m feeling nervous with so much hanging on it. What can I prepare to help it be most useful? Thanks!


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  • Erin Rush moderator
    6 months ago

    Hi Annemarie! I think it’s great that you are planning ahead for your first appointment. I hope your appointment goes smoothly and you connect well with the rheumatologist. Here is some information on what to expect at that first visit — https://rheumatoidarthritis.net/living/what-to-expect-at-your-first-rheumatologist-appointment/. And here is some good information for getting the most out of your appointment — https://rheumatoidarthritis.net/living/preparing-for-a-rheumatology-appointment/. Again, I hope it’s a productive visit for you! Good luck! Best, Erin, RheumatoidArthritis.net Team Member.

  • Annemarie author
    6 months ago

    Thank you, Erin! These were very helpful.

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