Topic: Which kind of doctor should I go to if I suspect I may have some type of inflammatory or autoimmune disorder?
January 18, 2020 / By Allyn Question:
I've been to two rheumatologists and one diagnosed me with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. However, I have a list of symptoms that come and go together--like a flare--some of which involving muscle twitching and spasms. Abnormal blood tests have included a positive ANA and elevated muscle enzymes.
Teri | 10 days ago
I think your in the right type of doctor's office; however you may need another doctor. I went to a couple of rhuematologists when I was having joint pain for years. My labwork never showed any elevations high enough to be diagnosed with RA or anything. After 5 years and 2 different doctors, I finally took a long list of all my complaints in the exam room with me. The nurse practitioner was the one who finally listened to me and prescribed plaquenil, voltaren, and sulfasalazine for me. It took 5 months before the drugs began to help significantly, but now I feel 95% better. So my point is, you may need to see another doctor, or go back to your doctor with your list and insist that he/she give you some relief. Best wishes.
I would keep going to the rheumatologist. I have a autoimmune disorder and I doctor with a rheumatologist and he has helped me alot.
your rheumatologists needs to do more testing.
a neurologist may help too.
i have fibromyalgia which is similar to cfs. i was just diagnosed with lupus..
another disease that share similar symptoms like yours is ms. worth investigating..sometimes a med change can cause side effects..everyone is different and responds individually to treatments. good luck and god bless