synovitis or tendonitis

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Morning all

I have tenosynivitis in my wrist and synovitis in my hands but now i think I have either synovitis in my knee or it possibly could be tendonitis.

Do you think I should get a definite diagnosis or shall I just keep on taking the ibruprofen to see what happens.

It came on about 2 weeks ago on and off but now its there all the time.

I have RA and take 25 of methatrexate and 400 a day of hydroxychloroquine.

Thanks

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  • Posted

    Is it worth contacting your Rheumatology clinic, when are you next due to go?

     

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      Hi

      My next appointment is june with the rheumatologist.

      I'll email the nurse and see what she says.

      Its really frustrating because I'm about a stone overweight so have started some light exercise and its been bad ever since.

      The exercise makes me feel so much better but this is stopping me doing it.

      Xxx

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    Hi, what you have is an RA inflammation flair.. You need a prednisone pak from your rheumatologist to get your inflammatiin rates back down. Active inflammation is so painful and causses so much damage to a body and joints. Different drs use different paks often lasting 10 days usually using a gradual lessoning of prednisone over the 10 days. I am extremely sensitive to the prednisone and with my doctor knowing me, adjusts the high dose pak and shortenis the duration which usually kicks out the flair .one doctor prescribes 20 mg prednisone for 10 days..another prescribed 20 mg and goes prescribed o 10 and then 5 over 10 days..and another tried 10 mg for 7 days and 5 mg for the last 3 days.. Drs dont know for sure what the right strenth or disage is best for each person and try different strenths and titrations relting on patient feedback and results fir correct dosages.
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      Hi

      Thank you for your comment.

      I have recently come off sulfazalazine and started on hydroxycgloroquine because of the side effects so that could be why its flaring up.

      I will speak to the rheumy nurse tomorrow and hopefully she will get me started on the steroids

      Xx

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      Hi, im not sure if your RA doctor nurse has shared with you that this meducation you have just started does take a while to get into your system but when it finally kicjs in you will be so amazed.. I have been sustained on this med for 4 yrs with only an iccasional flair..no sude effects at all for me..it takes a few months to be at its fullrst potential..until it kicks in your RA doctor can treat you with temporary prednisone to deal with uour flair.. To keep flairs at bay take really goid care of yourself nutritionally, physically and spiritually..keep stress to a minimim..sleep 10 to 12 hrs nightly..take magnesium glycinate with calcium and D3..l..limit gluten, sugar, and stay completely away from milk substituting almond or coconut milk..concentrate on alkaline foods..ieat nutritious bone broth or vegetable bean or root soups..help heal your body.
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    sounds like the ra is going to ur hands now. is it ur feet that have it? mine started in my feet and now its in my hands/wrists/fingers, feet and toes. im also on 6xmtx and have been worse since being on it but the specialist just said keep taking them!!! its been 6 months!!!!. i would say just get ready for urself, i.e, easier taps to turn on, gagets to hlp with an easier life. hope u r ok xx
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      I definitely did not keep taking methotrexate with ongoing RA flare symptoms for ongoing amts of time with it doing nothing but lowering your immune system, making you sicker and sicker. Why has your doctor not given you a prednisone pak to knock this out of your system?? The constant and untreated inflammation pain in the flare condition you are in continues to cause extensive damage until the inflammation is brought back under control with a much needed prednidone pak. Your specialist is not attempting to manage your flare-up or your chronic condition, and the methotrexate is not helping..is exasperating it and keeping your speciast in business!
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      thank you cheria, i think i might just stop as they are definatly not doing anything. im a bit scared in case they are doing something and i dont want to be even worse than i am now. These flare ups im having are every 2 weeks. I can only describe this pain as when you stubb your toe and you get the inital pain that is the pain but it is constant, morphine and codene dont touch this pain and it lasts for about 6 hrs. it is so bad. This is the 3rd lots of dms ive tried and i dont have an app til july. im sick of it all. thanks for your response hun xx 
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