Had my first and by the looks of things only rheumy appointment today, which I have come away feeling a bit frustrated and relieved with.
On a positive note, because none of my joints cause me pain to touch or appear swollen and she said that the bloods done by my GP all came back clear, it doesn't seem likely that I have RA.
She is however, going to send me for an MRI on my lower back just so that she has "crossed all the t's and dotted the I's". She also said that she regularly gets patients referred to her that present the same pattern of aches/pains but have no apparent cause. Although it could be fybromyalgia but it's not likely as I don't fit that pattern either.
She said to wait for a letter for the MRI and she will write to my GP with the results.
So all in all, I feel quite frustrated as I'm no further to finding out what is going on in my body!! She did annoy me by saying " even though you are a bit auto-immuny" - not sure how many auto-immune diseases I have to have before I am classed as being fully susceptible (I currently have 3). Anyway, think I'm just in a grump now, so just picking fault lol.
As I said, I am relieved and whilst I was hoping to get the all clear from RA, I also thought I would at least have an answer to what else it might be (albeit naively). Just frustrated and feel as though I can't go back to my GP as he will just think I'm a hypochondriac!
I know I still have the MRI, so I will just have to sit tight I guess until I have those results.