Hi, I am new to this forum but unfortunately not new to pain, stiffness and confusion!
I was diagnosed with psoriatic and osteoarthritis about 6 years ago and Fibromyalgia last year and have been on the emotional roller coaster ever since.
That said I am in a reasonable place, mentally, at the minute after having some excellent CBT and understanding husband and employers.
I currently take amitriptyline and duloxetine for Fibro and codeine for pain.
At my last consultation with the rheumatologist we agreed to stop the hydroxychloroquine as we thought most of the pain was due to the Fibro.
I have been off the hydroxychloroquine for about 10 weeks and have noticed an increase in pain and fatigue but nothing that’s floored me yet!
Now the question I have is..... I have developed a couple of lumps on the second knuckle of both my ring fingers, they were mildly painful to start but don’t hurt at all now. I have, obviously, read up and I am now concerned that this could be an indication that it’s Rheumatoid arthritis. Should I go to the docs the rheumatologist or just stay home and count my blessings that they don’t cause more pain!!
Thanks for listening
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