....because I have neither.
Hi all. I have been lurking around here for a few months, as my symptoms began around Thanksgiving and I am in the process of being diagnosed. Have seen a rheumatologist twice now, but she is still not certain about my condition. I have pain on my fingers, palms, wrists, knees and feet - varying from mild to severe. However, I don't have any tenderness (I am able to squeeze/rub all my sore spots without increasing the pain). I can also easily crack my knuckles (bad habit!) without pain. I have no visible joint swelling. My pain varies between a burning pain, and a deep aching pain. I also have not experienced any stiffness. My pain seems to center around the joints, and not on the joints themselves.
After my fingers started feeling wierd a few months ago, I was diagnosed with bilateral carpal tunnel through a nerve conduction study. But my pinky is affected too, so there is likely more going on than just that.
Anyway, just wondering if tenderness to the touch and stiffness were almost always present.
I have really appreciated reading all of your threads/posts. It has provided comfort to know that there are good treatment options if PSA is eventually diagnosed, and I have learned a lot from reading about your experiences with different medications. My grandma has PSA, but is getting too old to really remember/talk about it with me. Thanks so much for reading.