I know NRAS is for RA sufferers, while many of you have RA in all main joints, my rheumatologist (after only examining toes to knees, not hands, shoulders, neck - all the joints that hurt like crazy) tells me I have OA..
I've had, from two ortho surgeons, one private, one NHS that I def have Arthritis in both shoulders, all fingers, thumbs,, hands, but their concern was operating on my shoulder impingement and fixing that, they weren't prepared to tell me what type of Arthritis they found, and as the rheumy only checked to my knees, removed fluid build up in the right one, then gave me the anesthetic, then the steroid (injection from hell !) She's only guessing the rest of my joints are OA too.
Everything everyone possts about their RA, I can relate tooo.
I did try to ask the rheumatologist questions please, but she completely yy ignored me, was laughing with a colleague then just coldly said " just see your GP for pain relief, I have a 1pm meeting I'm already late for", then she walked off.
With this being for RA, and her saying and guessing at my OA, I just wanted to make sure it was OK for me to be in here or post in here.