Hi everyone, I have sarcoidosis, asthma and signs of emphysema, plus other medical problems. I have been suffering with my joints for the last 12 months and have been told by the Rheumy that he thinks it is related to my sarcoidosis . My question is, does anyone suffer the same and if so what treatment are you getting? He did up my steroids to 10mg per day from 5mg. This doesn't seem to have done anything at all, I was hoping to reduce them not increase them.
I had X-rays of hands, which he said is osteo arthritis, also of feet and shoulders, not had results of these yet. Had a steroid injection in my knee in January which has helped a bit, but it is still very sore and painful when walking. I also have pain in ribs with nodules over them both sides which are very painful and restricts my breathing because of the pain, any suggestions what this could be? Also spinal pain top to bottom.
Sorry for all the questions, just need some advice as to what to ask at the appointment.