I've just come back from my GP and I'm feeling a bit tearful. I went with muscle weakness that has persisted a good few weeks. GP was a bit worried when examining me. She's asked me to go to the hospital for urgent bloods and contact my rheum to ask for an appointment ASAP. She suggested that I have inflammation in my muscles which can be associated with RA but is unusual in people my age (27). From my job as a social worker for older people, I do know a bit about this, but still feel quite surprised. I declined steroids, opting to wait until I had spoken to rheum, as they negatively affect my mental health.
Has anyone else experienced this? Was it well managed and easily, or has it been a long-term condition for you? Over the last few weeks, my mobility has been poor, so I'm desperately hoping this won't be a long-term thing.
Thanks in advance.