I have had horrible pain between my shoulders for months now. My rheumy gave me an ultrasound and determined that while I had some deterioration/arthritis, it was most likely a tendon problem. The plaquenil helped me not have that nagging horrible pain daily, but I was taken off it due to anemia.
I have since injured my knee and have had an orthopedic surgeon tell me it's tendonitis, while my physical therapist thinks it's a torn meniscus. Honestly, the tear seems more likely based on what I've read, but the surgeon (who gave me a 1 minute exam) is convinced it's tendonitis. I asked him how long they typically take to heal, and he told me 3 weeks. I have been having pain/swelling for 2 months now despite taking high doses of prednisone!
I made an appointment with my GP for a second opinion. My other knee is having problems too (the surgeon calls it "irregularity") and I'm terrified of losing my mobility. My muscles burn constantly, like I'm overexerting them, and I have terrible fatigue.
I don't understand why the doctors/health professionals don't work TOGETHER! Each person thinks they know best, yet I'm worse off now than I have been in a long while. I take vitamin d3 and calcium daily, but haven't noticed any improvement since starting them months ago.
Thanks for listening to my vent