Hi there! I am new to the community and I don't have an official diagnosis yet. My appointment with the Rheumatologist is March 13th. My pain began 10 months ago in my lower back and left hip. In Dec. the pain got so bad that I couldn't take it anymore. I went to the doctor and they did MRI & Xray which showed spinal arthritis and degeneration. They sent me to PT twice/week for 4 weeks, but the pain continued to get worse and then I started having pain in my upper back and shoulders. Then mid-February, I had 5 days straight of a low grade fever, super achy, and extremely weak and tired. Less than a week later I developed pain in my wrists, fingers, left knee, and ankles. Now I also have pain in my elbows. My wrists and ankles/feet literally feel sprained. It is a steady throbbing pain with intermittent sharp aches deep down to the bone. I do not have any noticeable swelling yet. My Grandma had both Rheumatoid Arthritis and Lupus. Just wanted to hear you all's opinion... Does this sound like Rheumatoid Arthritis or another autoimmune disease? I would love to hear your story of how yours began. Thanks everyone!