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Which kind of doctor should I go to if I suspect I may have some type of inflammatory or autoimmune disorder?

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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.
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Teri 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.
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Teri Originally Answered: Which kind of doctor should I go to if I suspect I may have some type of inflammatory or autoimmune disorder?
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.
Teri Originally Answered: Which kind of doctor should I go to if I suspect I may have some type of inflammatory or autoimmune disorder?
I would keep going to the rheumatologist. I have a autoimmune disorder and I doctor with a rheumatologist and he has helped me alot.

Rosa Rosa
I would keep going to the rheumatologist. I have a autoimmune disorder and I doctor with a rheumatologist and he has helped me alot.
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Monta Monta
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
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Monta Originally Answered: Autoimmune disorder help please? Thank you very much!?
A well functioning immune system will attack bugs like viruses but when you have an autoimmune disease your body is confused and thinks that YOU are the disease so attacks itself. Slowly the body breaks itself down to the point where its difficult to function normally, so you might get involuntary muscle movements and pain etc. Diseases like Multiple Schlerosis and Rheumatoid arthritis are examples of autoimmune problems.

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