Our 27 year old son has been given a "working diagnosis" of palindromic rheumatism after nearly 2 years of extreme pain in varying joints round his body. He has tried Azathioprine, Methotrexate and Mycophenolate Mofetil, and Amytriptilene, all without success. The only thing that helps him are high doses of steroids (which they obviously cannot maintain for long periods) and HUGE doses of morphine. He is in constant severe pain and has put on a lot of weight. He also had a number of lesions on his face which makes him reluctant to go out in public.
Can anyone offer any advice, help or something positive that might help him?