Hi, I went for routine health check mentioned my terrible fatigue and painful joints which I had put down to menopause, blood test showed raised ra factor and inflammation. Seen by R consultant, he wasn't convinced but ordered bloods, xrays and full bone scan. This was in June but my next appointment isn't while Sept. Many joints ache but my feet and hands are worst, they double in size and become very painful. I cannot straighten some fingers when they flare up. I take diclofenic as and when which seems to help a little. This all started about 18mths ago but I didn't bother my dr because I thought it was all part of getting older, only mentioned it in passing at my check. I'm one of these who never goes to the drs, just ignores things. Any advice would be welcome. Sorry I've gone on a bit I'm new to this, haven't been on one of these sites before xx
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