To confirm diagnosis, do I see a rheumatologist or dermatologist?
I have severe pain, arthritis, psoriasis, and scleroderma (diagnosed 20 years ago). Do I go to rheumatologist or dermatologist? My psoriasis was so bad in my hands I wore gloves as they cracked and bled constantly.
Finally, I tried light treatment and got some relief. I also see a pain mgmt. doctor for fibromyalgia and sometimes my flare-ups are so painful I can’t touch my skin. Also, my finger joints are inflamed, growing “spurs” and unbendable. Pain doctor said they are just growths – nothing you can do. My flareups? He gives me prednisone. WHO should I start with for definite confirmation and treatment? Doctors are extremely hard to find – I also have scleroderma and I would have to travel 2-3 hours to see a clinic to START!