I'm in the process of confirming this diagnosis. The first rheumatologist, during yearly visits, has said no, no, yes, and now back to no. I have been told to take Tylenol Arthritis, after finding that I was not able to continue the two different NSAIDs that he had originally prescribed (bleeding). Now he refuses to prescribe anything else, as he has decided that I do not really have PsA. So I'm off to a specialist clinic for PsA in another city (Toronto) for an assessment.
I'm at a loss. What should I be asking about now?
I've been told by my GP that I have inflammatory markers in my blood. I have some joint manifestations as well (and skin). The pain, stiffness and fatigue are there. My quality of life has accelerated downhill in the last few years and I can barely walk anymore.
Is there a test that I can ask for that would definitely confirm PsA once and for all?