Hi, Im trying to figure out whats going on with me. I was diagnosed with P and PSA in 1985. Its always been mild. Ive used creams for skin and ibuprofin for arthritis, mainly in hands and feet and upper spine. Again its been mild for 20 or so years.
About a year ago it started to get worse. Felt more like connective tissue pain. Entire rib cage, sternum, shoulders, neck and tendons in hips. Some times I feel it in joints but mainly in tendons of hips. It can be unbearable.
Now the strange thing is that it seems to be connected to certain foods. An example is bell peppers. They make it all worse. By avoiding certain foods doesnt make it go away just not as severe.
I recently went to a rheumatologist. Im trying methotrexate. Been on it for 2 months. Seems to help somewhat but when it flares up it feels worse than ever.
I go see the rheumy again in a few days to say the metho isnt working and to discuss options. Maybe biologics?
Does anyone else share these symptoms? If so what works? Is there such a thing as reactive PSA? Or maybe its something else all together?