I've had really painful wrists and thumbs since August, which was initially diagnosed as de quervain's tenosynovitis but as I have autoimmune thyroiditis the doc wanted to check me for RA... The test came back negative but my anti-CCP was 15 (lab Range >5) so I was sent to a rheumatologist. She has prescribed something (can't read her writing!) for 2 months and told me to come back in 3 months. I have to say she didn't inspire confidence and so I'm still not totally convinced... the only joint/tendon problem I have is with my wrists and I'm pretty certain it is linked to my thyroid as I was undermedicated when it started.
Are there any other tests I can request before committing to taking the drugs? I'm still trying to control a yoyo thyroid and adrenal issues and I really don't want to put my system under any more pressure!
Thanks for any advice 🙏