Hello I am new here and still waiting for a diagnosis. I have a lot of pain in my hands and knees mainly but other places too. Blood tests show moderate levels of serum lgG and lgM. I have chronic denervation and renervation in FCU and FDIO muscles in my right arm and marked fall out of motor fibrers. My arms and hands are weak with poor grip. Both hands swell but the right one is worse. I feel achy most of the time and very tired. I have good days and quite bad days when I feel totally exhausted and in severe pain. I have always had low blood pressure but that is now high. I have gastric reflux and chronic sinisitis with regular headaches. I have an underactive thyroid that was diagnosed 6 years ago. My skin is very dry and sometimes my hands and feet get angry, scaly patches that peel. My GP thinks it may be RA and I see a specialist in August. I have looked up every thing I can about autoimmune desease in relation to my symptoms but really I am no wiser. My mother had Scheloderma which goes hand in hand with Reynolds desease but although my hands go very red when cold I don't think I have that which seems to exclude Scheloderma. I am so anxious for a diagnosis and would love to hear from others who have had similar experiences or have any knowledge of Autoimmune deseases and their diagnosis. On the whole I look well but I certainly don't feel it. This was how it was prior to the diagnosis and treatment of my underactive Thyroid and that took over two years to diagnose.
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