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I Saw A Rheumatologist 2x Now. He Insists He Can Tell I Don't Have Psoriatic Arthritis Because I Can Squeeze His Fingers Hard.

I Saw A Rheumatologist 2x Now. He Insists He Can Tell I Don't Have Psoriatic Arthritis Because I Can Squeeze His Fingers Hard.

He does say that I have osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia. I am concerned because he won't do any tests. He said that unless I have sausage fingers there's no need for testing. Three of my fingers have nodes on the end joint. I have tendon pain which he says is fibro... And knee, shoulder, elbow issues. Should I be concerned?? Get another opinion? I don't want to wait to get treatment until I'm decrepit. 😞

A MyPsoriasisTeam Member said:

I would get a second opinion. Sophie is right about having psoriasis and PSA. You can have PSA, Osteoarthritis and Fibromyalgia ( I do). The only thing that bloodwork can do is point out inflammation and to see if you have an indicator for Rheumatoid Arthritis.
At any rate treatments are available to help but you have to have a Doctor who will work with you.
You can have sausage fingers and sausage toes but you don’t have to present with that. I don’t have sausage fingers... I spoke to someone at the Psoriasis/Psoriatic Arthritis Foundation and she said they can help you find Doctors in your area who specialize in treating these diseases. She also said that sometimes people have to see several specialists to find the right one.
I am getting so upset with how hard it is to find good medical treatment for this disease!
Praying you can find the care you need.

posted about 3 years ago
A MyPsoriasisTeam Member said:

Second opinion NOW

posted almost 3 years ago
A MyPsoriasisTeam Member said:

Find another doctor who will test you. Don't settle until you get a solid answer.

posted about 3 years ago
A MyPsoriasisTeam Member said:

Get a new doctor❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️

posted about 2 months ago
A MyPsoriasisTeam Member said:

I'm sure that's incorrect I have psoriatic arthritis, but I have no pain in my fingers or only very occasionally and I can certainly squeeze things hard. I also have psoriasis on my feet which unfortunatly does seem to be spreading slowly.
"Possibly"? The Green Lipped Mussel capsules I take are stopping the pain getting any worse.

posted 2 months ago
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