So I’m new to this, I got diagnosed with Palindromic Rheumatism about 4-5 years ago. I have found myself getting worse- I have even began to fall when I get up because I don’t always realise I’m in pain until I get up. Palindromic Rheumatism is different to normal Rheumatism as it moves around the body and there is no day to day similarities. One day I can wake up with pain in my knee and an elbow, the next day or month or even few hours I can have pain in my fingers and/or hips. It varies on an almost daily basis which makes it difficult to understand and plan things. I feel self conscious that I’m 24 and sometimes have to walk around limping or holding on to things for support because of the pain. I also feel like I am a burden on my boyfriend. He has always been aware of my condition and that my specialist has told me I have a 98% chance I getting chronic Rheumatism, he has always said he will be there but taking him to appointments and seeing his reactions to those who can no liner work or have later stages of the condition is always something that worries me. Why should he put up with me? He’s young, attractive, funny, women love him so why would he choose to be with someone that he may, most likely, one day have to care for on a daily basis. Anyone else feel this way? Or have the same condition?