After years of chiropractors doing nothing for me and various health professionsals saying it's not normal to be in this much discomfort consistently & be this inflexible I finally got more blood work done. My HLA-B27 Antigen came back positive leading my doctor to send me to a rhuematologist. I don't have RA, and don't have joint damage over all these years, but apparently I have some type of inflammatory arthritis. Anyone else have anything similar? Tried everything in the books from alternative medicine, to diets, to prescription drugs.
I tried Enbrel for six months and didn’t do anything for me. Tried Humira, and it helped at first, but after six months started declining. I have ankylosing spondylitis, Osteoarthritis, Polyarticular arthritis, DDD, and Psoriatic Arthritis. Just make sure that you get a good rheumatologist that you like and can work with. I started treatment when I was a teenager and, then stopped treatment, and didn’t start again until I progressed so far that I have lost a lot of mobility, and pain never goes away. Wishing all of you the best.
I was misdiagnosed for years with the wrong auto-immune disease. What you have sounds very similar to psoriatric arthritis. I was misdiagnosed because I only had a few dry patches on my feet that ended up being the actual psoriasis. I also have fibromyalgia. Along with several other immune disorders. PA doesn't attack joints as much as it attacks soft tissue ie tendons anf ligaments. It is considered one of the more painful immune disorders.
As a child I thought it was normal to feel like that because it was so mild. Now at 55 it has progressed to more than just pain.
I suggest you try Emrbrel or Humara and get it under control ASAP.
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