I attended rheumatology for my first appointment today. So the consultant said the rhuematoid factor was positive 112 but inflammation markers were low, then she did and examination and said she didn't think my joints were too inflamed so she said she wasn't confident making a diagnosis and that she would send me for another blood test that is more specific (is it CCP?) , X-rays and give me a steroid injection and when I said id had already had one about 6 weeks ago she seemed to change her mind because she thought that would explain why the joints aren't inflamed at the moment. Ive had another steroid injection and they've taken bloods and an X-ray of my chest, hands and feet. Once the consultant gets the results of those she's going to contact my GP and they might start me on methortrexate and I have an appointment to see the consultant again on the 6th of June but she also said she would phone me.
I'm looking forward to the steroids working there magic again but a bit meh about no formal diagnosis. Hope everyone is doing ok..