11/05/19 12:48 PM
I was wondering if anyone has experienced a dual diagnosis with relapsing polychondritis.
I have wondered over the years if I have had this. I sometimes get very red, hot and sore ear cartilage. I have had some very nasty nose pain...waking up feeling like my nose had been broken overnight. I had an ENT have a look urgently a few years back and they saw nothing and brushed it off.
I have had minimal eye symptoms (even for my AS) but I was diagnosed with narrow angel glaucoma and had to have holes put in my eye to drain fluid.
Now I have discovered I have a hole in my nasal septum. My Rheumy is thinking this may be polychondritis at work.
I am so sad. I feel like my body is just failing. I had breast cancer in 2013, my AS diagnosis in 2017 (which I know has been there much longer as now I am fused on right SI) and now this. I think this is all just some sort of chronic inflammation in my body.
Any thoughts or suggestions appreciated.