Well I suppose this is an introduction post, as well as a vent post!
This is all very new to me and I'm still not sure I'm ok with it yet! It started around Christmas, waking up every morning with painful achey fingers. Everyday taking longer and longer to go away. This then moved to other joints. One morning at 4am (thanks to my middle son waking me up) I googled achey fingers and it said I should see the doctor as it could be RA.
Saw the doctor who was very honest in saying he has no idea about ra but that it sounds like it could be. Sent me for blood tests. These came back inconclusive so referred me to rheumatologist as my symptoms had now spread to include hands, wrists, ankles, elbows, knees, fatigue beyond description, and,what can only be described as flu without the flu.
That was on Monday, he said I sounded like a broken record to all his other patients when I listed my symptoms. He shot me with steroids and told me to return in 4 months to see what effect this had and to decide what medication to take.
This seams to have had no effect at all and if anything has made it worse as my pain is now coming through the naproxen and my fatigue is making me go to bed by 5pm as I can't physically stay up. Did this happen to anyone else?