Please help me figure this out.....I have had a flare for about 4 weeks now. I am currently on Enbrel and sulfasalizine. My blood tests since being diagnosed with RA have always been negative with the exception of a positive ANA. At my appointment this morning, my doctor had me fill out a questionnaire. I did not know what it was for, but when I was finished he seemed convinced that I have fibro instead of RA. I feel strongly that it is not fibro since I have had swelling and redness and the pain is usually in my joints and not muscles. I feel as though the test was an unfair representation of my condition since everything feels bad in a flare! He ordered an MRI on my right hand and an HLA-B27 to check for RA damage or AS. I have no depression, no TMJ, no IBS, and I have read that steroids don't help fibro symptoms. Whereas, steroids have been a miracle drug for me when needed. Am I being unreasonable? Opinions, please? Thank you!
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