went to see my lovely rheumy yesterday. I am a bit of a query re rheumatoid. my inflammatory markers are raised and I also have pain but I do not have any deformity or redness to joints, so I am difficult to diagnose. I have been tried on hydroxychloroquine for 4 months but did not notice any difference. I have been prescribed celecoxib to see how that works (i'm a bit worried re the side effects of heart and stroke problems) she did a chest x-ray yesterday and talked about methotrexate which also scares me.
i wondered if anyone on this site was difficult to diagnose and would appreciate some feedback. at the moment i feel very worried and confused. xx