I have osteoarthritis in my spine, as well as degenerative disc disease and inflamed facet joints, and was diagnosed with RLS which came on very suddenly in April.
in the past few weeks, I have developed diffuse unilateral joint pain with heat. It feels like tiny knives digging in my joints, it started with fingers, now hands, wrists, shoulders knees ankles feet and toes. I feel as if I am covered in these areas by tiny paper cuts and cannot bear to be touched.
My temperature is spiking and I get a lot of vertigo, I was originally worse at night, and now have progressed to day being just the same.
I cannot believe how fast this has happened. I also get a lot of muscular pains with headaches
My GP has ordered blood tests, and he did talk about RA, and he also said it could possibly be RLS.
The Pain killers I take Tramadol and paracetamol are doing know good for the pain, and I rarely sleep because of it.
Is it normal for RA to be start like this?
Best wishes to all Cazx