However he can't explain sudden rapid onset of feelings after a bereavement which brought on warmth and my observation of feelings of swelling in almost every joint, particularly knees and vastly increased nodules on fingers, all almost over night. I have lost a lot of weight and wake up feeling fluey. Had a cold and cough about time of funeral.He tells me treatment would be the same ( and it does keep the nerves reasonably quiet) neurontin and amytryptoline . My main concern is if it is something inflammatory damage COUKD occur before or even if I got a diagnosis. Husband made redundant yesterday and I retired when this reared its head in March so may not be able to consider private MRI now. Any advice?