I have posted here a couple of times on my diagnostic journey. Originally, I was told RA, then a second opinion didn't confirm the RA diagnosis, and the Doc kept looking for several things, thinking possible peripheral ankylosing spondylitis. Well, after a LOT of ultrasounds and a few more appointments, my rheumy thinks it is Calcium Pyrophosphate Deposition Disease (CPPD). I had never heard of such a thing, but I am in the midst of researching everything I can.
If anyone has experienced chronic CPPD (sometimes called psuedo-rheumatoid arthritis and often misdiagnosed as RA), I would love to hear more about it.
Rheumy wants to put me on Meloxicam (Celobrex hasn't helped much and I can't take ibuprofen because it is too harsh on my stomach) and Plaquenil. If you have expereince or information about Meloxicam or Plaquenil, I would love to learn more!
Thank you so much for any insights you can provide. I am finally feeling a bit hopeful that we will get to the bottom of this pain!