I went for my typical 3 month visit to the rheumatologist today. Things are going well except when he asked about other health concerns. I told him my current saga.
Two weekends ago I had tooth/jaw/ear ache that I thought was a signal that a root canal. The dentist agreed, put me on Zithromax, and saw me on Monday. She couldn't find anything and sent me to a specialist. He took fancier (more expensive) pictures and told me my teeth were fine but I had stuff in my sinuses - I should go to an Ear, Nose, Throat Doctor for a scope. I decided to give the antibiotics a try first. They helped but not 100%. I saw my primary doctor who said it wasn't a strong enough antibiotic and gave a different one. She also checked me for TMJ but didn't find any evidence.
The rheumatologist' response was to ask how often I was getting them ( 3 in 16 months) He then asked if my arms ached soon after starting to use them. They don't. When questioned he said those symptoms combined with my other PMR symptoms could mean something else. Out of curiosity-Anyone have any ideas?
End result of visit: stay on 1 mg for 3 more months. Bloodwork in two weeks after infection has cleared.
Not bad (as long as the sinuses clear)
Hope everyone is doing as well as they can.