I saw my GP again and have now got the letter from my Consultant Rheumatologist - My GP chased it up and also the results of the Nuclear Bone Scan. The bone scan said in a nut shell that I have relatively symetrical inflamation in my ankles, knees, hips, wrists and hands constistant with mild inflammatory arthropathic process... Which is why he (consultant who looked at the bone scan, not rheumy) said early RA.
So still not sure why Rheumy not treating me (?)... Anyway, it also said that my Osteoblastic activity seen in relation to the smal joints of the hands is slightly asymmetric - greater on the left than the right and asks if I'm left handed which I'm not.
My left hand does seem to hurt slightly more than my right does, so I wondered if anyone else has one side worse than the other and is it your dominant side or not???