Sure, I’m def using simple & imprecise phrasing, but I trust my general point was clear. (Although, I must say I was sent for testing pretty quickly. I already have an autoimmune disease, though, and my rheumatologist is really proactive. Just my luck to score on both. Yay, genetics!)
Just via a very simple bloodtest, at least to start, and then often with some vaccinations to see if they “take”. (I am no expert. I was just the only one in my house getting repeated infections, so my doctor sent me for a blood panel to test my immunoglobulins. Spoiler: they were funky, just because that’s how I was… Read more
Hm, interesting! Mine are mostly from sex (as an adult) and anatomy issues (as a child). The worst one I ever got was from my first pap smear. I definitely showered like a shy virgin that morning right before the appt and was as clean as a mannequin’s cooch. If I didn’t know better, I’d say they must have double… Read more
You are a wise soul and you speak truth to Shower.
You sexy BEAST. (If you *aren’t* secretly Tom Hardy hiding under the cloaking anonymity of a gawker screen name, never tell me.)
What sort of arthritis does your mom have—? Because one of the easiest things to do is to simply say to the doctor, “hey, my mom has X, and recently I’ve started developing a lot of the same symptoms she developed at my age. I’d like to be tested to rule it out. It’s interfering in my quality of life.”
I agree, but I’m also totally biased!