Hi lovely people. I've just joined the community because I'm having a bad day coming to terms with the likely diagnosis of RA.
I only had the results of a blood test last Friday so I know it's early days, but I feel like the rug has been pulled from under my feet.
I have a rheumatoid factor of 170, although ESR & CRP were normal (I had no physical symptoms on the day of the blood test). I have no idea how the RF score relates to other patients, but my GP seemed quite alarmed. I hope to see a Rheumatologist within a few weeks.
Although I have no current joint inflammation (not for about 2 weeks) I suddenly feel extraordinarily fatigued & can't work out whether it's real or psychosomatic! I'm usually a very active person & wouldn't normally sit & rest until the evening. Today particularly I feel absolutely pooped with lead weights in my legs!
I'm overthinking my future & feeling pretty low at the moment, so I guess I'm reaching out for a little support from people that have far more experience, understanding & acceptance of RA than I currently do!
I hope everyone is feeling well & enjoying the weekend. x