Since I"ve been 19, I've been suffering with sacroiliitis and I am now almost 39 (which started out mild and has gotten worse over the years). The past few weeks, I've noticed a strong ache on the top half of my left arm, almost at the bicep. I saw my rheumatologist when it started (happend to have a regular check up) and mentioned it, but as my sacroilitisis is dominant, he said "its probably tendinitis" and it was just left at that.
Since seeing him...which has only been 2 weeks, the pain has gotten really bad. It's extermnetly painful if I need to lift my arm up which, which makes it difficult to get dressed, put on/take off jacket, dy my hair, reach for something as well as just hold soemthing in the arm with any weight.
I suppose I could live like this, but at night the pain is agonizing. It's kind of like the shooting pain I get in my buddock down my leg during sacroilitis flare ups. I don't understand why as I"m not moving my arm. Plus aside from the pain, I'm stuck as I can't sleep on my back cause of my sacroiliitis and now my left side is out of the question. SO as a result, my right side is sore. And on top of this, I get horrible pains down myh legs (which I believe is compresion down the nerves). i am not sleeping at all.
Anyone else have this? Any tips? Would this just be tenditis and if so, what can be done for it? Should I ring my dr again? I'm waiting an MRI appointment for my SI joints/spine and will see him a month later, but who knows when I"ll get that appointment.