A bit of a long one, sorry!
Two weeks ago had swelling in both hands, immense pain and could barely move joints. Saw Gp who ordered full blood tests.
Had a phone consultation with GP 24 hours later and she stated that a certain protein in my blood was very raised and she believes that I have RA.
I am now awaiting a specialist appointment although I have been warned that it will be mid to late January at earliest.
Since then, I have had on and off pain and swelling in my hands, knees and painful back.
Auto immune disease has run through my family with at least 3 family members that I know of having different conditions however none that I know have specifically have RA.
I was just wondering if anyone on here would have any idea more about the blood test that I have had taken and the proteins that have shown up as raised? I realise I have not given a lot of information and I apologise that it is all I have.
I had a cold at the time of the blood test could this possibly have caused this response or would it be something specifically linked to RA?
I have tried to get another phone appointment with the dr but can not for another week or two.
Would symptoms also come on so bad and so quickly?
Thank you to anyone who could possibly help.