I've just got a letter from my rheumatologist following an ultrasound of my hand which shows no inflammation and to use his words my hand and wrist is 'normal'.
Ive taken methotrexate 15mgs for 8 months and hydroxychloroquine 200mgs twice a day for 2 months and my CRP and ESR are low. The only time I feel tolerablely okay is when I take 15-20mgs of prednisalone, Thecradiologist said au would show any inflammation as I was taking DMARDs ( he also said aid be better eating an anti inflammatory diet too)
My rheumatologist makes me feel like I'm malingering and says because Im showing no inflammation my pain and fatigue aren't RA in fact he now has me diagnosed as palindromic arthritis and oesteoarthritis but I have constant pains in my feet, ankles, hands and wrists. My RF is 35 and my anti CCP is 298. I just want a diagnosis and to be believed? I've only seen him twice and really don't want to see him again. He makes me feel I have to 'prove' my illness.