Posted Fri 8 Feb 2019 1.11pm by souxies
Does anyone suffer with pa only on one side? I have symptoms of pa that started years ago but are much worse recently. The strange thing is that only my left side seems affected.
I have shrugged my sore joints off for years as only one at a time would be affected intermittently but its now my toe, knee, hip and elbow sometimes all at once. My arm feels very weak and its a struggle to hold my phone to my ear for example.
Do you feel pa in your muscles aswell?
I also have dry eyes alot and my left one has been watering since weds!
Any advice would be appreciated and i do have a doctor's app on weds but should i ask for an referral to a rheumatologist?
Posted Wed 6 Mar 2019 2.23pm by Batmother
Hi Souxies I am very new to the forum and noticed no one has yet come back to you with anything so thought I might share my experience(s). I was diagnosed with PsA (I don't have and have never had the skin lesions, unusual I know but not unheard of) and at the start for a few months it was also my left side of body only, however after a few months it started to affected the right hand side but almost like a pin ball machine ie left ankle, right knee, left shoulder, never two joints ie both elbows at same time if that makes sense. I also get pain and swelling along tendons and ligaments along with muscle aches/pains but not all the time, not forgetting the dog tired feeling that accompanies all this. I have heard if can cause inflammation in the eye but touch wood not yet for me , but never say never with this devil of a condition. I hope your appointment proved fruitful with the GP and you will have been referred to a rheumatologist - best wishes to you.