I am new to here but wanted to see what others think rather than what the "experts" tell me?
I have been under my consultant now for 5yrs, have been put through all sorts of examinations, all different medications & have a diagnosis of Palindromic Arthritis.
I suffer terrible sleep patterns, have suffered depression since 1994, have terrible pains in my hands, left arm, knees, back & right foot (I broke my foot near on a year ago & it is still painful to walk on & to touch). My hands, knees & ankles swell to the point of not wanting to even venture out of bed some days, where the pain has got progressively worse over the years I have also ballooned in weight which is more than depressing because I physically do not have the energy or the strength to exercise as much as I would like.
I feel as if I have just been told "You have PA, get on with it." & because the PA drugs had no effect, am given diclofenac & paracetamol & brushed under the carpet.
Getting a doctors appointment is near on an impossibility, they will only give a telephone appointment & to be honest, I would rather talk to someone in person than on the phone, they can actually see what I am going through rather than hear it.
I know that you are not doctors or consultants but I believe that I have the majority of the symptoms of Fibromyalgia & not PA?
Please tell me your thoughts & views on this as I am sick of not getting the right help or treatment.