What's in a name?
I was diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis in 2007. Scine then various Rheumatologists and Dr's, have offered up other Diagnosis'. Some have suggested Psoriatic Arthritis, as I was diagnosed with Psoriasis at the age of 11. (Am now 4😎. They all agree I also show signs of degenerative osteoarthritis. I have tried numerous biologics. As well as oral NSAIDS. Recently even topical NSAID, and lidocain. I continue to search for an accurate diagnosis. One Dr. Recently told me that it doesn't matter what the true diagnosis is, as all they can do is treat symptoms anyway. I fear the time will come when I need to seek disability. Is it necessary to have a "name" to my condition, both for disability and from treatment perspective? How long did it take for others to get a confirmed diagnosis? Should I even continue to try?