Had ultrasound last week of my hands, the lady doing the scan didn't seem to know how to use the machine and kept asking the nurse. She said there was no Synovitis, but I have fluid within the joints. Not sure what that's all about, she seemed to be in a rush to get rid of me. I did say there were two lumps on my little finger and she said "that's your bone" I said "no, there's two lumps over the knuckle" she then asked the nurse for the finger scanner and found the lumps and was quite surprised, she said she thinks they are Ganglion Cysts.!!!! Now have to wait for results from consultant as he's away for 2 weeks. He has upped my MTX injection from 7.5mg to 10mg for two weeks and then 12.5mg until I see him again, so long as I can tolerate it. Took the first 10mg yesterday and slept for 10 hours and feel really tired today, hope it gets better tomorrow. Still swollen fingers and very painful, feet too, still not sure if it's RA, but he's treating it as if it is.
After trying to kick the steroids, I had a blood test to see if my adrenal glands were producing enough cortisol, unfortunately they are not and my cortisol level is very low, so I have to stay on 7.5 mg daily for the forseeable future as it could cause serious problems and a relapse of my sarcoidosis of the lungs and if I get any infection, stress or injury I have to double the dosage. Not what I wanted as I need to lose weight.
Sorry for the long post. Just thought I'd let you know how things are progressing or not in my case.