Had an appointment today with rheumy.. My last appointment was january where he sent for bone scan which showed mild inflammatory arthritis in ankles feet, elbows, wrists and OA in knees...
My GP and physio said inflammatory arthritis was RA..
Went to my appointment today and he totally confused me..
He asked how i was i explained that the pain was more frequent and for longer, it is affecting my daily life and my mobility now..
He went on to talk about people who have severe arthritis with hardly any problems and other people can be in wheelchairs or suffer as i am and doctors are unable to find a reason why, these people would be discharged from rheumy and sent to pain management clinic..
So i then asked well what does my results mean??
Basically he said that i have some sort of inflammatory arthritis but he not sure what as my bloods are ok but the bone scan is saying something not right..???
He wants me to continue the hydroxy and take the steroid tablet along with my other meds and will see mi in 6 months time.. He has repeated some bloods and done some new ones..
He looked at my hands, they are sore today but not swollen, he said it was also hard to say what it was too without seeing any obvious swelling?
I explained that since my symptoms started in september and i am on regular medication the swelling is not so bad but the pain is worse..
I don't wether he is trying to say to me that he may discharge me and see me to pain clinic as he can't find what actually wrong or what...
There is obviously something otherwise he surely wouldn't put me on hydroxy and steroids??
So i suppose it's just taking one day at a time again but not really knowing whats going on??
I feel like stopping my tablets so i swell like i did before so i can go to him and show him lol..OH said that would be stupid..lol..
Thanks for listening to me..feel better getting it off my chest although it still be whirring round in my head for a few days lol..