Hi there. I was recently diagnosed with Palindromic Rheumatism (like RA it's autoimmune arthritis, but there's no lasting damage caused). It explains a lot about how I'm feeling, but the one thing I'm unsure about is some pains I get outside of my joints. They tend to happen when I'm in a flare up, but it will be in places like to one side of my back or in my ears. I've had at least some of these pains investigated and no issues have been found so now I'm wondering if it's possible my PR is the culprit.
I know PR can cause skin discomforts, tiredness and stuff as well as the joint pain, but can it also cause other pains? Does rheumatism cover things outside of joints?
So I was wondering... Does anybody else get pains outside of their joints? Could my PR be a plausible suspect for my pains? I'm not worried about the pains or anything, but it would just be nice to know or at least have some idea of where they're coming from.
Thanks for any responses. It's nice to be able to talk things through with people on here cos I basically have no other info source.