Hi to all this is my post any feedback would be much appreciated. i am 27 year old staff nurse on a very busy surgical ward. For the past year I have had foot pain sore after long periods on my feet but worsening morning and evening. At times unable to walk in the morning properly for at least an hour. I began to intermittent pain and swelling in my left ankle and knee. (hot to touch), This has now progressed to swelling 4/7. I can never kneel on my left knee and stairs are particularly painful. I recently have had extreme fatigue, headaches, nausea. Swelling in my fingers in left hand when going from cold to warm environment. Last few days I have had swollen glands and a sore throat also a blotchy rash over my cheeks and nose. I have a speckled ANA and raised ESR. I have been referred to rheumatology however waiting lists are awful. I have seen ortho who state inflammatory arthritis ? autoimmune illness. I have been off work since the symptoms progressed and have been getting hassle to come back even though I have no diagnosis and feel things are worse now than ever. Sorry for the long winded chat but it feels good to let it all out! Thanks x
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