I have been in such pain for 6 years. Started with pain and swelling in hands and wrists I couldnt even pick up a piece of paper and if a piece of paper touched my hand would feel like literally it was being hit by a hammer.I would get lumps almost looked fluid filled on the back of the hand that was hurting or inside of wrist or the outside of wrist.This would travel overnight to the next joint.Then all aymptoms would go away for maybe 4 months then appear agin.Over the years it has changed the pain happens every day and stays in the same place for days.I dont get the round fluid like swelling, instead the whole finger or hand swells.When I get it in my shoulders it feels like my shoulder is being ripped out of the socket and cant use the arm at all until the pain goes. My current Rheumatologist seemed to think is seronegative arthritis and put me on lots of meds that didnt work.Finally put me on sulfasalazine and bingo relief.I dont have a good relationship with this rheumatologist and so went to another one who insists I have fibromyalgia and told me to immediately stop sulfasalazine. That was 6 days ago and i am now feeling uncomfortable.Does anybody else has the same symptoms and know for sure what they have for sure? Im scared that I now have no pain relief.The new rheumatologist said it may have been coinsidence that my pain got better on sulfa. I already have one autoimmune disease, graves. for which I have had a total thyroidectomy.I just dont seem to be able to get a good specialist
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