I posted back in September saying how I went for a checkup at my GP and I had been complaining of lower back pain/sciatica for over 2 years. I’m allergic to aspirin so can’t take anything OTC other then Tylenol. Over the 2 years he did give me a PT script but of course never went. I’m 48 and suffered all my life with severe debilitating migraines up until 42 where they have finally become under control with migraine meds. So basically I’d rather suffer with this back pain everyday then have even one of my old migraines. So in sept they did a blood test and some nurse called me and said “you tested positive for RA so go see a rheumatologist”. I was shocked. Symptoms are still the same as the past 2 years no joint pain just lower back. My appointment is finally 12/6 so I’m wondering what to expect?
More blood tests? Will they take X-rays? Will they do anything to relieve the pain? Is my GP’s blood test iron clad? If it is RA how soon will I start feeling it other then my lower back? I’m getting nervous now that the appointment is approaching. Thanks all!