In the last three years things got much worse. In January 2014 I woke in the middle of the night with the most excruciating hip pain I have ever felt. Then in April gynecological issues with resulting full hysterectomy in July. In April these golf ball sized lumps appeared on both tendons of my ankles. Walking was difficult and painful. I showed my family Dr with no response or investigation. After the July hysterectomy I got worse (flair) could not get out of bed on my own or lift my arms above my head to shower. Still no feedback from family Dr. I asked for rheumatology referral.
Fast forward to appointment October 2015. Diagnosed with AS with PsA. MRI and various steroid injections for enthesis helped my case. Humira was started in November with biweekly dosing, which was increased to weekly in January.
I was at the lowest I have ever been between life stressors and the pain I was in a dark place. The humira has lessened the pain to tolerable for the most part. I wish someone would have listened sooner. Thank God for the rheumatologist who finally listened.