Hi. Im probably jumping the gun but i need to talk to someone, I haven't been properly diagnosed with RA yet, my first blood test was clear and now awaiting CCP result . I am also being tested for glandular fever, which if it is that then I am really fortunate and I can stop worrying about RA. GP says that if its not gf, even if CCP is clear she will refer me to a rheumatologist. After reading much info online, I believe that I am having a RA flare. Its been really frightening, I have been in so much pain for nearly three weeks. Pain first in neck, shoulders and back, then pain moved to arms, elbows, wrists and hands felt inflamed with a horrible fuzzy type of feeling. Arms bit better now but elbows hurt and wrists feel sprained. Now this week terrible pain in backs of knees, calf muscles and arches of feet and same swollen inflamed feeling. Can only walk a few steps with knees partially bent. Also felt fatigue, occ dizzy and my eyes sometimes hurt. Am taking ibuprofen. I know that I mustnt worry until I get the results next week, but its hard not to. I keep panicking about what's happening to me. Three weeks ago I was so active, heavy gardening and renovating our house, I completely overdone it. Could that have caused this? Last June, i hurt my neck badly whilst gardening and it has hurt on and off since then. I went to a physio who said it was 'mechanical' rather than muscular. Maybe that was related to this? My husband is being supportive but I still feel so alone. My legs feel a bit better today , do you think its going away, or will it return tomorrow?
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