Well today I have been to see a rheumy. I did actually see this chap 2yrs ago with my painful hands but got discharged as he could not find anything wrong.
He obviously read my notes before I went in as the first thing he said was " I should never have discharged you should I?"
He asked lots of questions as did I. He prodded and poked and then asked me to lift my arms above my head. I said "you are joking aren't you" lol
Any long story short, I was sent for xrays and more bloods and was given a steroid injection.
Diagnosis...........................rheumotoid arthritis big time. He said cos he had not given me treatment 2yrsa go it has hit me like an express train and attacked every part of me which in turn has mimicked PMR.
I have been given Methotrexate 10mg to start upping to 20mg with in a month plus folic acid.
bloods every 2 weeks. next week drop the pred to 15mg then see the special nurse in 2 months to get off the pred.
Not sure how I feel, got to get my head around it all