Hello, my name is Marie, but I wasnt pemitted to use this as my username.
After a long delay in being referred to rheumatology, and then a long investigative process, I finally got a diagnosis last July of an acute inflammatory arthritic event, superimposed onto a widespread degenerative arthritis, Raynaulds, cervical spondylosis, arthritic hands, with cryoglobulinemia and hypermobility of the joints.
I've had many problems with intolerance to meds and find that at this point in time I am no further forward than I was last July.
I remain hopeful that I will get a drug that does not have huge side effects and I can move on. I used to be outdoorsy, hill walking, skiing etc. But am slowly finding new activities that I can do.