Hi everyone! I just found this forum a few days ago and have been reading alot. a little bit of background on me and a question.
I have endometriosis. In october I took 1 shot of lupron for the endo.
the lupron was suppose to be a 6 mth series of shots 1 a month. 2 days after my shot i awoke in excruitiating pain in my joints. long story short seen the rheumatologist 10/19 he suspected arthalgia and gave me lyrica had me work my way up to 200 mg daily, and mobic 15mg daily. Then on 11/29 i followed up with him and he did blood work because it was actually getting worse instead of better. his nurse called that next monday and told me my ana was positive, and that i had inflammatory arthritis. ive been researching it online and alot of pages say inflammatory arthritis and mention ra or lupus??? so i called the doc and asked the nurse if i had one of those and all she said was inflammatory arthritis take your meds and it should help. my next appt is not till 12/26 so i can discuss my bloodwork with the dr. they had nothing sooner! the meds arent helping with the pain at all. most days i spend the day on the couch with a heating pad. its not just one joint one day it will be wrist and fingers, elbows next it may be knees and ankles and then hips elbows knees etc you get the point.
My question is is inflammatory arthritis a lifelong disease? im only 28 yrs old and feel 98! and what meds have you all found to help?
Thanks for listening/reading my novel! Hope everyone has a pain free day