Hi, I'm new on here, just wanted to say hello and ask for some advice. I've recently been diagnosed as having Undifferentiated/Seronegative Inflammatory Arthritis after becoming very unwell suddenly at the end of January (no symptoms at all before this ). Diagnosed with Costochondritis at this time. Then in March my right knee totally swelled up. Saw rheumatologist in May, had knee drained and cortisone injection (which made a massive difference at the time but is now wearing off). Had systemic cortisone injection on wednesday to try to get rid of pain in chest and upper back but it's not worked.... Only on Diclofenac at moment. Trying not to take painkillers unless the pain is unbearable or to help me sleep. If you told me in mid January that in a couple of weeks time I would be crippled with arthritis I would've laughed and said "Yeah right!". Now found myself in this nightmare of unrelenting pain. Please tell me it's going to get better......
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