So last September I was diagnosed with anti-ccp positive Rheumatoid arthritis. The consultant said I had obvious tenderness in my hands, knees, elbows, ankles. I was put on triple therapy but was allergic to all dmards. In April I was told I would not qualify for biologics then I was told that may be some of my pain was fibromyalgia instead (bit of a coincidence).
My symptoms have in no way changed or improved. I was scanned in June and told there was no inflammation (they scanned my hands and feet) but fluid in my thumb joints and knees. I have one hospital saying I don't have Rheumatoid arthritis at all and another saying I do but I don't need treatment with dmards as I don't have inflammation. My GP and I are now at a loss because suddenly they've gone from filling me full of drugs and wanting to see me every three months to dropping me like a bad smell. My symptoms haven't changed but the consultant said they can't scan for pain. This is a long winded post to ask if the symptoms I have sound like RA or may be something else.I don't care what diagnosis as long as I get some treatment.
I have pain and tenderness in my knee joints. Pain is on bending my knees and feels like someone is forcing my knee caps off.
Tenderness in my elbows and pain when trying to bend or straighten my arms. Also tender if I roll over in bed and lay on them.
Hands are very stiff with pain in my thumb joints and finger joints closest to the tips. Feels like I've broken my hands as they are very tender if I knock them.
The pain in my knees and elbows isn't really relieved by exercise. If anything it makes it worse. I'm also very tired all the time.
Anyone any ideas?