I'm new to this site.
I'm getting results of a series of blood test my GP ordered recently, tomorrow.
For several months I have had painful hot swollen joints in my finger, together with a temperature.
About six weeks ago had a repeat of symptoms, joints more swollen than they were last time. I had some bloods done, which showed inflammation,
Recently had another set of similar symptoms. GP is checking for r.a.
Scared about getting the results, but am desperate to know what is making me feel so rubbish. I'm incredibly tired. All the time. Aching stiff joints and fever. Stops me sleeping at night.
Much as I don't want these results to verify what I strongly suspect, I want to know what's wrong, as I know me, and know something is wrong..
A horrible place to be. Looking forward to getting some answers. Last time GP said it was viral arthritis. Only had a week or two when things calmed down, now it's back with vengenance. Also my fingers, toes and hands lock in the most bizarre way, and I have to persistently massage at the base of the joints to release them.
Thank you for listening to me, just have a need to voice thoughts. Will see what GP says tomorrow.