My name is JoJo and I have been a member of the NRAS forum for about 18 months but now I'm being told I have Fibromyalgia not RA, so I thought I'd better pop over here!
Still not entirely convinced that I have just Fibro by itself (although goodness knows that's hard enough to deal with). My symptoms started nearly 4 years ago now and was confined to my hands for the first two years, being stiff, swollen and painful. Then it went to my tailbone and I found sitting at work and typing damn near impossible. Then whatever it is I have just swept through my body like a wildfire! Now I can hardly walk any distance at all, even with a stick, I am constantly tired beyond belief. Cannot remember simple things, names or sometimes just random words escape me, so frustrating! I think the only part of me that doesn't hurt is my nose, oh and my eyelashes! Lol
I live on the Isle of Man which is a beautiful place but not so great when you need a specialist as I have been seen by a constant stream of different Rheumys, each one with a different opinion and diagnosis. One even told me I just had tennis elbow!
Anyway just wanted to say 'Hello' and hope everyone is not in too much pain today