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.
Ulcerative Colitis 1988, had colon removed and now jpouch
Now sufer from sacroiliitis and inflammation of piriformis muscle causing sciatica like pain during flare ups. Joints very bad...take celebrex when needed.
Post Edited (Lu2011) : 4/15/2012 6:39:49 PM (GMT-6)