Joint pain came on quiet suddenly in dip joints April 2020 put it down to not working (hairdresser ) due to covid thought I was just stiff from not doing what I usually do wh blow drying ect .
The thing is it just never went it kept coming and going and didn’t know why and when I struggled with a saucepan of potatoes or hanging up clothes on a hanger I knew something wasn’t quiet right .
So I was backwards and forwards phone conversation with G.P they obviously have me naproxen and ordered blood tests no inflammation at all ! Another G.P rang me and said come off the naproxen and take co-codomol these did nothing the naproxen worked well ! So I was like I’m masking my symptoms so another call to G.p and I mentioned a dry patch I’ve had in my scalp for a while and scaling around my ears ect she then referred me to rhumatology.
I had a video chat with him and he could see toenails ect and sent me for X-rays and MRi scan , xrays show I have osteoarthritic changes in thumb and wrist joints and my feet ! Mri scan diagnosed the psoriatic arthritis.
I have had a face to face appointment and was given steroid injection . It took 9 days to kick in I still have heel pain most days .
Patch in scalp is still there but all other skin patches have cleared up .
My question is he said if it relieved all my symptoms the steroid injection might be enough to dampen it all down and I won’t require any other treatment what I’m a bit confused on is does it go away or is this a lifetime condition?
If joint pain returns then I have to be prescribed methotrexate and one beginning with S I can’t remember how to spell it lol
Anyway thanks in advance x