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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. 😞

posted over 3 years ago
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 over 3 years ago
A MyPsoriasisTeam Member said:

Get a new doctor❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️

posted 6 months ago
A MyPsoriasisTeam Member said:

Second opinion NOW

posted over 3 years ago
A MyPsoriasisTeam Member said:

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

posted over 3 years ago
A MyPsoriasisTeam Member said:

I had a great internal Md., who referred me to a greater R/A Dr. She knew right away I had R/A & PSA , just by looking at my nails and fingers. She also told me lab &X-Ray don't always reflect the truth, if you know something is wrong pursue it. Test and methods improve and that is the truth. God be with you.😘

posted about 1 month ago
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