Hello, I had overnight "out of the blue" onset of excruciating shoulder pain in Nov 2014 after a really bad chest infection which my GP said was probably a virus. The pain was the worst in my life! It then flitted about from joint to joint, and after a couple of agonising weeks I was referred to a Rheumatologist.. He diagnosed
" Pallindromic sydrome" onset RA . Howevef I thought RA was different to Pallindromic syndrome, but an associated condition? I do feel much better now. My initial fatigue is going, and I am no longer anaemic. Now 2 years on, I have no heat in joints,no redness, only some brief stiffness and slight ache in morning . I am on Plaquenil, with no problems but how much of the stiffness and ache I am having is from the OA I have in fingers, feet, and knees ?( diagnosed by Xray which did not show any joint damage in hands and feet , but the knees show OA)) Am I correct in that true Pallindromic syndrome, though related to RA can be self limiting over about 2 years, (sometimes dissapearing of its own accord )and doesn't leave damage to joints? My recent blood tests show Plasma Viscosity is normal, and C Reactive protein is 7. .Rheumy not very helpful, hence my query to the site! Thanks!