and no diagnosis yet. I've seen a handful of doctors (including a dermatologist), and nothing. My primary says it looks more like an inflammatory arthritis, my rheumy continues to rule out RA and PsA (even though the Derm. thinks PSA isn't out of the question) because of "lack of clinical evidence", and my symptoms continue to change and make no damn sense.
What I mean is that, while I do get some symptoms of RA (red joints, some burning in said joints, pain, etc), the pain is deep and more of an ache like Osteoarthritis would provide, the burning/tingling is sometimes in BETWEEN the large and middle knuckles (Aka the length of finger), and I've acquired osteoarthritis in my knees. I've still shown no visible swelling in my hands, and rest helps my pain rather than increases it. I've been feeling really well until a few weeks ago when my symptoms manifested again and a little differently. I went under a pretty heavy period of stress because of a work situation, so that's likely what caused it.
This post is basically just to vent my frustrations with this entire situation. I'm still hopeful that it ISN'T Ra...but who knows anymore. I have one more appointment with my Rheumy in December, and if nothing happens with that than I'm going to look somewhere else.
Welp, back to vitamins and eating a health diet to control the pain a little more (it was working!)