First appt at rhem and i was a nervous wreck...Very good consultation, interested in my first episode of knee and hand pain in 2003 when my ESR was a bit up, and low wcc and cardiolipin ab pos. Was surprised I never saw rheum then, but saw immunology. Interested in my chest 'rash' and rosy cheeks - I told him it was just sunburn :). Had hands scanned and lots of inflammation wrists and finger knuckles (though I have more swelling and pain in base of finger knuckles)
He is leaning towards PsA (neg bloods) though I don't have psoriasis my mum had PsA (thanks mum!). Ruling out lupus again and RhA as all bilateral and speed of onset, and pericarditis in January. I had a steroid injection, hands feet and chest xray and start methotrexate in 2 weeks after vaccines.I forgot to tell him about my new neck and back pain but as he's leaning towards PsA that fits anyway.
I could have kissed him even though I know its crap the worst thing would be getting told there was nothing wrong and I was a fruit loop
If its PsA should I have neck and back and hip xray?? They are my new moans....