Hi, my daughter developed pain at the base of her thumb a week ago, now has pain in both wrists and hands which travels to her shoulders quite quickly after waking up. The GP has suggested RA and made a referral. She cannot write it type and with gsces pending this is a real worry. The skin turns a bluish purple briefly after using her hands to dress.
The GP discounted other conditions as the pain 'did not follow the line of tendons etc'. I am giving her ibruprofen and vit and fish oil supplements. She is wearing elastic acting supports and using a slings which give relief from pain. A hot water bottle on her hands also helps.
I am a single mother but have saved for a holiday, would anyone advise going private for quicker diagnosis and treatment as her GCSEs are more important than a week on holiday.