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billyObillyO Posts: 6
edited 1. Oct 2016, 15:55 in Say Hello Archive
Hi, I am still waiting for a confirmed diagnosis. I have multiple joint pain, more severely in the wrists, knees and feet. Along with carpal tunnel syndrome, bunions and lower back pain. I also have palmar pustuler psoriasis and diabetes.

Any opinions welcome.

I am currently on codeine, meloxicam, imipramine for pain along with lansopresole and insulin.

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  • stickywicketstickywicket Posts: 26,001 ✭✭✭
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hello billyO and welcome to the forum. I does sound as if you have some kind of arthritis, doesn't it and, given the psoriasis, you might have an autoimmune kind. Have you seen a rheumatologist or been referred to one?

    I'm sorry, we can't diagnose on here as we're just ordinary people who have arthritis but, if you look at Arthritis Care's pages on it, you might find useful pointers. https://www.arthritiscare.org.uk/what-is-arthritis
    “There is always a well-known solution to every human problem - neat, plausible, and wrong.” H.L. Mencken
  • billyObillyO Posts: 6
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Thanks I realize that a diagnosis needs to come from the specialist. My late sister had a combination of PsA and diabetes. Not a great combination.

    Just going to be a long wait.
  • moderatormoderator Posts: 4,082 mod
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Howdy billyO
    welcome to the forums it is lovely to meet you. Getting a diagnosis can often take a while and it can be quite frustrating whilst you are waiting to find out. We have a page on our website which covers most of the tests that are performed to diagnose the many different forms of arthritis that there are. https://www.arthritiscare.org.uk/managing-arthritis/diagnosis
    What sort of investigations have you had so far? I am sure other community members will come along and offer their support and opinions too. Please feel free to ask as many questions as you like and keep us updated on your progress
    Best Wishes
    Sharon
  • billyObillyO Posts: 6
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    At the early stages, platelets are high, still lethargic even after getting diabetes under good control. Everything takes an age in this part of the country. Tried to sneak a peek at xrays, but now have to wait another three weeks to see GP.
  • frogmortonfrogmorton Posts: 26,337 ✭✭✭✭
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hello there BillyO

    Lovely to meet you and have a chance to welcome you to our forums :D

    I am sure you will find them as supportive as I have over the years.

    Diagnoses seem to take a while to get unless your bloods are RF positive then it can be a bit easier.

    In the meantime come on in and join us lot :)

    Love

    Toni xx
    Love

    Toni xxx
  • billyObillyO Posts: 6
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Thanks, xrays show very little. So waiting for referral now.
  • barbara12barbara12 Posts: 20,947 ✭✭
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hello billyO and welcome to the forum..its the waiting game that is the worse part of Arthritis ..just knowing can help then you know what you are up against..I do hope they get back to you very soon..keep on at them they do get cancellations..and might fit you in sooner...
    Love
    Barbara
  • billyObillyO Posts: 6
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    X-ray 's show changes in both knees, waiting bloods to confirm inflammation and RF, have my first physio in two weeks. Progress
  • stickywicketstickywicket Posts: 26,001 ✭✭✭
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Good. I hope the physio helps and the results are soon through.
    “There is always a well-known solution to every human problem - neat, plausible, and wrong.” H.L. Mencken
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