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Kasginman
Kasginman
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Hi

I have been told I have palindromic arthritis . I started getting awful pain in my foot 2 yrs ago and some throbbing in fingers ... then about 2 months ago the flare up in my foot didn't go , it started swelling and hurting . I saw a rheumatologist and he gave me a steroid injection which relieved my symptoms for about a week . I'm still in pain and also get throbbing in my groin . I have had 3 attacks of costochondritas inflammation of the rib cage . I'm due to see the consultant again in 2 weeks . Anyone else had the same ?

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Srf8

That is just how my arthritis started. Pain and swelling in my right foot 2 years ago. It briefly switched to my left foot then back to right where it has stayed. The odd joint pain elsewhere. They have told me mine is sero negative rheumatoid arthritis. I can't be much help I am afraid. I am at the start of this. I hope it goes well with your consultant

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Kasginman
Kasginman
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Yes my pain is now starting in my other foot .. like a nasty throb !!!! Not sure if my rib pain is connected or not ? My groin throbs a lot too .

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Kasginman
Kasginman
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Also my rheumatologist did say this condition can go onto full blown RA

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Suzy-P

I was diagnosed with Palindromic zero negative arthritis about 15 months ago - started in one shoulder, then moved to feet, knees, ankles and wrists. Every 48 hours it would move to a different joint and I was never without pain. Feet were the worst affected and prior to diagnosis I could barely walk. My initial steroid injection in the butt was life changing - no pain but obviously that doesn’t last forever. After an initial hiccup I am now on a combination of Metho and Leflumonide and my life is almost back to normal - so much so I am writing this by a swimming pool in the heart of Bangkok. Travel was something I thought I might never do again but there is life with RA - it’s a matter of finding the right rheumy, the right drugs and not letting RA define who you are. It’s early days for you and I am sure once you have the right treatment you will be back to living life to the full. Most of us with RA manage a normal life and seize it with both hands - don’t let it rule you. Ok I know it can be a bumpy path but when you feel good enjoy yourself. Hope you feel better soon.

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Kasginman

Thank you for ur reply that's very helpful . Yes I think once I'm on the correct medication I will feel better . Like you the steroid injection worked wonders but only lasted a short time . I'm seeing my rheumatologist again soon

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