Hi Everyone. I am a 21 year old female, usually fit and well, I exercise regularly and eat a healthy diet. No history of illness.
I have been suffering with RA like symptoms for the last 3 months. I have had scans and blood tests which show nothing significant, however I have all the hallmark symptoms of symmetrical joint stiffness in the morning that lasts longer than 45 mins, joint pain (knees, thumbs, wrists, elbows, big toes) joint redness, swelling in finger joints, fatigue etc.
Doctors have told me that there is nothing they can do because I don’t have positive blood markers so currently I’m hoping supplements will help until I can get further help.
I’m aware that seronegative RA exists but my GP does not wish to even contemplate it as he doesn’t have the typical blood markers or signs in front of him, despite pictures of my symptoms.
Any advice would be appreciated as I am getting so deflated by my lack of success in a diagnosis.
I have attached a pic of my knee redness (ignore the bruises, I fell over on ice)