My rheumatologist says there is no test for psoriatic arthritis, so how do I find out if I have it?
Personally I think it is just a best guess based on symptoms. We will probably find in a few years that it is further classified into different types of PA and maybe there will be alternative therapies according to the type that different people have.
It doesn't always show in blood tests, sero negative etc. But there are lots of symptoms , feet pain, tendonitis, lower back pain, fatigue . Google the symptoms and ask your doctor to refer you to a rheumatologist for diagnosis . X
They can tell with a blood test xx
I was diagnosed by certain finger nail features and biopsy of skin along with x-rays. Only 20-30% of people with psoriasis actually have psoriatic arthritis. There are no blood tests to diagnosis it. My father was also diagnosed with spondylitis.
It took a locum doctor to figure out what I had . He looked at my history and it was guess work but he was right . I use dovobet for my skin but it's so greasy and only works temporarily. I'm on tramadol,amitriptyline and anti inflammatory . This doesn't always work or help me my psoriasis has gone nuts now the only place I don't have it is my lower legs and face . I hate it .
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