Hi everyone, I am almost positive that I will be receiving an RA diagnosis withing the week. And I'll apologise now as I think this will be a long post.
Back in October I had a really bad back and was prescribed a whole host of painkillers Then I January I got tonsillitis, something I've not has since I was about 10! Anyhow 3 days of antibiotics and it cleared up. After a few weeks all I could think about was how much I ached but just put it off as being the remains of the viral infection from the aforementioned tonsillitis.
Eventually I went back to the doctors and he took some bloods. He said that with the amount of pain medication I was on I should not be achy the way that I was describing. The results came back. ESR 51 and CRP 15. I was switched from Naproxen to Indomethacin but no diagnosis was mentioned and I was to get my bloods repeated in 3 weeks time.
Needless to say, I am still in pain and the blood results are back. ESR 46 and CRP 21. The doctors has now mentioned that there are 2 types of inflammatory arthritis and took more bloods.
I've since done a bit of research and have 'self diagnosed' (I know i shouldn't). Based on all my symptoms including the bi-lateral pain I think it's RA.
I know that we aren't doctors on here but I would appreciate if anyone can give an opinion on if I'm thinking rightly or wrongly.