I have ps for the past 40 yrs skin and nails. joint paint started on and off 4 yrs ago. the only swelling i had was in right wrist lasted for 2 days with pain and restricted movement for 2 weeks and left wrist inside bone swelled a bit a month later and hasn't gone down with restricted movement and pain. Finger, neck, hips, ankle all are stiff and painful on and off with restricted movement. My rheumy thinks its tendonitis in the swelled painful wrist and the rest is fibromyalgia. I started methotrexate and had second dose and am feeling a little bit of relief already... rheumy said that it couldn't be... its just a placebo affect??? What does that mean? My derm. thinks i do have psa? Any ideas, can you really have psa without swelling... i guess it has to start somewhere before it gets worse. blood tests and xray are negative for any other arthritis.
Not sure what you mean by PSA if you are female as that is prostrarte specific antigen as far as I know. It sounds like you could have arthritis, or evern carpel tunnel symdrome in your wrists. You could possibly have fibromyalgia, where you are tender around the joints, not in the joints, & it is all over the body. Doesn't usually affect the wrists tho' but the area between the thumb & index finger will be lumpy & sore as all get out! I also don't know what ps around the joints means unless you are referring to pain & swelling. that could indicate several things, such as fibro, arthritis, RA, osteoarthritis etc... You need blood tests done to rule out (it's called an ANA panel)Lupus & other immune diseases too it sounds like. I would go back to your rheumatologist & insist on an ANA panel & a blood test that checks your muscle enzymes & for RA or rheumatoid arthritis if he hasn't done these already. Good luck to you... Mary
Placebo is a neutral substance or action that the brain interprets as a fix for whatever you are dealing with. Prayer, meditation, new meds, can easily do this. The pleasure center of the brain releases endorphins and you feel better. Even if you know it is not real, if it works, it works. I told my rheumy that I would be very happy with a placebo.
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