This is my first time posting as I am a new member from Australia. Until recently I didn't think I would need a forum such as this but unexpectedly my body appears to have turned against me!
All I know at this point is that in the matter of four or so weeks my big toe has suddenly become very painful along with my trigger finger. I originally thought it was gout, being a nurse I went about getting Uric acid test which were all clear. Then in a matter of days my pain has migrated to both hand, wrists and all toes.
This pain is so much I have had to take the week of work as I am unable to take blood pressures, and type consistently for notes etc.....
Have been to the GP and symptoms are looking like RA. X-ray of hands show no degeneration yet and am still waiting on bloods.
I have psoriasis and am aware that this is the same gene as RA, well I think? Am totally freaked at the thought of this and what it means to my career and life. I'm 43 with 3 teenage children. Thanks for listening.