I'm back after a month, I was suspecting I might have TMS before I went to a rheumatologist. I still was looking for an answer; still had that nagging voice telling me maybe I wasn't just my brain causing this very physical symptoms. The rheumatologist told me I looked like a classic case of psoriatic arthritis, gave Meloxicam. Had blood drawn, x rays and 2nd appt scheduled. Then two weeks later a letter "there is no evidence of inflammatory arthritis yadda yadda yadda". I was still going to physical therapy, massage, taking Meloxicam, going to hand therapist, resting/not using my hand. My hand was still inflamed, achy and pretty much I became a pitiful version of myself. Still decided to go to a hand surgeon appointment, he looked at me and then proceeded to inject a cortisteroid. Yet, symptoms persisted. I stopped Meloxicam one week before the injection. I got tired of this, so I scheduled an appointment with an MD that is a big believer of TMS. He listened to me, he saw all of my test results, he did a physical check...we talked for an hour and a half. He told me "you have TMS, resume your physical activity." That night I watched All the Rage. I kid you not; I'm two days into resuming my life and the inflammation and pain and numbness is gone. I don't fear the pain anymore and my hand got better! It sounds ridiculous but I can't believe just telling my brain not to fear pain has been more effective than steroids and NSAIDs!