Can anyone relate with my symptoms and story please?
Have Fibro for 6 years...last year it flared it's ugly head and wouldn't relent. I work full time and I was going downhill so fast. I could barely make it thru a work day and I had no other life. Weekends were on the couch and you know the rest of the chronically ill story, so I began Lyrica in October for the FM (my first experience with a rheumy) and it helped WONDERFULLY! Muscle pain and fog cleared so I could do some routine things, like dishes, laundry, and sometimes even grocery shopping! My life was getting better!
I have had bouts of joint pain off and on the past few years. I now am diag with OA of the knees.
My new symtoms began last year as well with the finger and toe pain. Lots of burning and achiness and stiffness. Rheumy said maybe FM.
Lots of swelling in ankles and hands now. Hands stiff and fingers ache and harder to use them at time.
Ankle and foot pain. Arches falling??? Rheumy said possible.
Joint pain in elbows wrists and lower back.
Achilles tendonitis now....since April 1st and will not get better.
Upper back pain now times 2 weeks and it is severe. My Primary doc put me on a steroid pak till I can get in to see new rheumy. Severe burning, worse as days goes on since I sit at desk alot too. To the side of my spine and up toward my neck.
Bouts of burning in my elbows, forearms, back, but NO swelling or redness. Knees are horrible but I assume from OA...I cannot stand 1 minute without them locking up, so I try not to straighten them out.
The joint pain in my hands and fingers and toes are increasing this past week. The burning and back pain is increasing too till I am struggling to sit up or go into work. I've missed 2 days already with joint pain this past 2 weeks.
I am going to a new rheumy (due to bad exp with old one) and my new appt is not till Aug 23. All my doc can do is rx steroids and pain pills.
My xrays at last rheumy were normal in my hands only. That is all he xrayed.,
My other symptoms I'm experiencing are again new fatigue since my FM fatigue eased up. Muscle weakness, nasal sores, some psoraisis (that old rheumy suspected but not confirmed by dermatologist)on scalp, ear, and etc...
My blood work showed normal for RA and Lupus, but CRP was high and remained high for the past 5 months and all he said was inflammatory arthritis and we will keep watching he said. Now all this new pain and I'm so confused as to what I have.
I've read all the different types of arthitis and searched boards looking for anything that sounds like me.Can anyone relate??