I saw my Rheumy last week and he told me I am still a bit of a conundrum. While the initial diagnoses, two years ago, was RA, my hands and feet are behaving more like Scleroderma. If he is so baffled what hope is there? The only positive is that whichever disease it is I would be on the same meds but those are the same meds that don’t seem to be working. I know RA can take many forms- in as much as we are all individuals and it can affect us all with different severity, but surely these doctors should be able to tell one disease from another? I saw a Scleroderma specialist some time ago and he didn’t think it was that but he agreed I was a conundrum. I don’t want to be a conundrum, I don’t want either disease, but it would nice to know which I actually have as the prognosis is really quite different. Ax
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