Please can any other RA sufferers advise or offer any explanation as to why my X-Ray's of my hands & feet do not show any signs of RA? I was diagnosed in April this year with RA and am on 25mg Mtx and also on sulfaselazine & gabbapentin which has helped a little with the pain but my feet and hands are always painful and have to take painkillers every day to help me get through the day. I asked my gp if I could have X-rays taken of my hands and feet due to the pain, stiffness and swollen feet I have. The X-Ray results have apparently come back saying no evidence of RA? Although I have not seen the X-rays myself as it was a receptionist who rang to tell me. I am at a loss as to why nothing has shown up and I am now questioning whether I do indeed have RA? But was told by the consultant after having lots of blood tests that I definitely did have RA. I am so confused as my feet seem to be getting worse every day. Do you think I should be asking to see a podiatrist for further input and advice or go back to my RA nursing team to see if they can help? Many thanks for reading my post and appreciate any comments at all.
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