I have increasing stiffness worst in the mornings especially in knees, ankles and hands, and some days in hips. My hands never get back to normal and have a lot of pain. Stiffness goes on all day if I sit down for more than a minute. Eating lunch today was a problem as pain made me not want to hold cutlery. Depressing. Am on hydroxychloroquine, 4 weeks now and can't say I see any change. I know I have to wait maybe 12 weeks. But what if it makes no difference by then? Am so sick of everything hurting and looking like a geriatric when I try to stand up (am only in 40s). No confirmed diagnosis as yet, clinical signs are like RA (pain, swelling, stiffness, symmetrical etc) so consultant put me on Hydroxy, but no markers in blood and nothing to see on either ultrasounds or X rays of feet and hands which explains the swelling and stiffness. Really fed up, been dealing with hand limitations over a year and now leg problems increasing, and I can't see an end to this. Will I ever get back to normal hand movement? or wearing my wedding ring? Feel sad Next apptmt in 3 weeks.