I had some blood tests last week due to ongoing worsening pain in my joints. I have had pain in joints and swelling for over a year. My GP said it's definitely inflammatory rather than wear and rear. It's so painful sometimes it's getting hard to work and function properly.. my hands thumbs, fingers, knees and elbows.I phoned the surgery today to check results of blood test, and they said I needed to make a telephone appointment with my GP,which I have done. I have had bloods done twice before which came back as normal. I just want to have a definite answer as to what is going on. Initially I was told it was viral arthritis, then reactive, now inflammatory. Frustrating. Does it usually take this long to start getting answers. Presumably the bloods showed something, hard waiting to find out what.