Hi all, I've had swelling and pain in both hands, wrists and feet since early March. My GP has done blood tests and RF was positive, not too sure what else she tested for. Anyway, I was given Naproxen and Omeprazole which I took until a week ago. It helped a bit with swelling and pain but my feet just kill to walk on so GP has now put me on Diclofenac instead (still on Omeprazole). I'm waiting for appt with rheumy but wonder will the meds I'm on mask RA if it is that? (I realise it will eventually show up on x-rays). When the swelling subsides, so does the pain - what if I am pain and swelling free on the day of my appt? Is everybody put on meds before seeing rheumy for first time?
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