Hi. So today my doctor just said my blood tests have come back showing positive for RA.
I am 33 but these past few weeks I've been feeling like I'm a lot older. I started getting pain in my wrist and thumb about 6 weeks ago which was not getting any better. I went to my doctors who ordered an X-ray. X-ray came back clear so went back to the doctors when I informed him that my ankle had started to hurt and that it keeps giving way. He ordered a blood test. My results came in the next day because the receptionist called to say I had very low vitiam d and I also needed to make a new appointment with the doctor.
When I got to the doctors today I kind of broke down. I told him I'm so so tired all the time and my body feels like a led weight. I'm getting lots of different pains all over my body. In my wrists then moving into my legs, my pelvis, back then to the ankles. But the painful points keep changing and so can the pain level. I also keep getting very hot flushes and feel like I'm burning up.
That's when he turned round and said well you've tested positive for RA. He then said he would refer me but I could be waiting weeks.
I've jumped the gun and luckily with work I have private medical care so I've made an appointment with a rheumatoid specialist next week.
Sorry for the long post. I'm very unsure what's going to happen next. The doctor saying I have RA has really put the frighteners in me but at least I know I'm not going crazy with my symptoms. Do my symptoms sound typical, could my blood test be wrong, will the pain and tiredness ease?
Sorry for all the questions.