I hope you're doing ok today 😀
I finally received my diagnoses this afternoon as having psoriatic arthritis in my hands.
Alongside swelling I have experienced severe fatigue, chronic pain and my hands turning blue on occasion.
My rheumatologist said my arthritis isn't bad enough to cause these symptoms and added fibromyalgia to my diagnoses.
I probably do have fibro as I have pain in lots of places, so I'm happy to try treatment for it, but my question is this:
Is it normal to have a watch and wait approach on psoriatic arthritis in your hands? Everything I have read suggests that early treatment is what stops deformities and my middle finger is already changing shape. Should I be advocating for myself on this one and pushing to be treated for my hands?
Thanks in advance for your thoughts and experiences,