I am new to this site, hope someone can shead some light on this for me.
I'm so confused went to GP in Nov c/o pain and stiffness to wrists ankles feet and hands ccp 3.5 hand x-rays did show oesteo changes (which I already knew about, not realy a problem hands won't move and fingers won't bend if cold) grip in hands good, however unable to lift a pan, difficulty preparing food,weakness of wrists - referred to rhuemy-who saw last week - he eleuded to the fact I have gery hair and things wear out!! said I have inflamatory arthritis -refered me for the o/a trials for hand pain, as when he squeezed 1 joint it hurt! totally dissregared my other symptoms, pain,stiffness,fatigue I feels as if I am walking through treacle some days. My wrists, ankles and feet are more painful at night when they start to stiffen (did do SLE tests -ve) now getting pain in both shoulders, centre of back T4 -T6 fleeting pains in elbows and hips, my knuckles on both hands are now getting much bigger I think I am developing s swan neck finger (middle finger R hand)optician found some dry sopts in my left eye - not sure what to do about the trial do not see that consultant for 6 weeks. I have been contacted by a research nurse who also disregared my other symptoms, do you want to be on this trial or not.