I'm new to all this so apologise if I don't use the correct protocol. For the past 5 months I've had painful stiff joints in elbows, wrists, fingers ankles and toes. I get a rash on my foot and fingers which blister every summer for the past few years,also extreme fatigue. All off these symptoms worsen after sun exposure and in the morning. I had me first rheumatology appointment a few months ago where bloods were taken, all came back normal. Psoriatic arthritis was mentioned as a possibility and I was prescribed Naproxen which has helped alleviate my symptoms. My next appointment is on Wednesday. After researching my symptoms it seems to fit with sle, but my blood tests aren't showing anything. I suppose what I'm asking is, has any of you had a similar experience? Should I mention my suspicions to the rheumatologist? Any advice would be greatly appreciated as I'm really struggling to cope at the moment, I'm desperate to know what has turned me from an active energetic person into someone who struggles to get out of bed, something which I'm sure you can all identify with and have much more experience than me.
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