As background, I am a 66 year old seronegative male, in (mostly) good health and active. I was first diagnosed over 25 years ago and a few years of sulfasalazine put me into remission for over 10-12 years. I am now 3+ years into a significant flare, and taking Humira, max methotrexate for the RA and meloxicam for pain. I am not getting better this time.
I have (what I think) are symptoms of either the RA or the RX treatments and seriously wonder whether or not I was/am misdiagnosed. I have the “normal” hand/finger/knee pain, but also a lot of gastric/GI pain, especially after eating, as well as extreme dryness/itching on my scalp. LY, I had every test imaginable on both upper/lower GI, including lactose/fructose/gluten intolerance, colonoscopy/endoscopy, and all results were “normal”, resulting in an IBS (lack of) diagnosis.
Any input is appreciated. Thank you.