Hi, I haven't posted for awhile but read others daily.
I've been seeing the same consultant for 3yrs now,he's a strange but nice man who doesn't say a lot & quite often contradicts himself. My bloods are borderline (whatever that means) so he treats the symptoms not the results, although the scans of my hands show inflammatory arthritis. I've been taking Hydroxychloroquine now for 3yrs with a couple of steroid injections which have worked really well. I've tried stupidly to come of the meds twice, once just before Xmas (don't ask me why) & both times I've ended up with full blown flare & not been able to walk. I cannot take painkillers. Anyway I last saw my consultant in November, he said that he thought I had OA in most of my joints ( how he reaches that conclusion I've no idea,as he never ever examines me). Well on Saturday a letter from him arrived to say he thinks I have inflammatory osteoarthritis with Palindromic symptoms, I've no idea what this means. Dr Google doesn't seem recognise inflammatory OA & if it is that why taking hydroxy? I did look up Palindromic rheumatism & the symptoms do mimic mine. I'm very confused can you guys shed any light please