I've not had a diagnosis but since googling all the things the rheumatologist asked me and he wrote in his interim report to the GP, it's led me here.
Brief history. I've had OA diagnosed in one ankle for a few years now. The pain in my hands, wrists and elbows started about 18 months ago but is very different. It's unpredictable too. At the moment it's quite bad, waking me at night and I'm finding carrying a saucepan and flushing the loo difficult but other times it is hardly any trouble at all. I have had neck pain for years, literally, but put that down to the fact I'm an ex dancer.
I wish i hadn't googled all the blood tests and seemingly unconnected questions he asked me (mouth ulcers, dry eyes) as now I'm worrying. I was prepared to accept RA (without really looking into it tbh) but am scared there's more going on for me.
Full spine MRI tomorrow and follow up with rheumatologist in 4 weeks so lots of waiting around.
How do i stop googling (and worrying)?