Hi. My story is that I have been having problems for 13 years. 2002 diagnosed with fibro myalgia & ostoe arthritis. Have family members who have sero negative RA. Recently had a lump on my wrist x-rayed, report for x-ray said looks like signs of RA. Had an appointment with rheumatologist for 10th June but was told this was provisional. They have phoned back today saying that now they have reviewed situation my appointment has been bought forward to 19th March, which is great. I have done what has been suggested here and taken photos of swellings and made a short pain diary. I am taking someone with me so thats good. I can't help worrying a little about the appointment as I have seen a rheumatologist about six times over the years with symptoms of RA (plus mentioned the family history) and they have always said no it's your fibro causing the problems. Now with the x-ray evidence they should consider RA more seriously. I am having terrible pain problems in my wrists and hands at the moment, so timing of appointment is ideal. Also my middle toes are painful, my knees and ankles are swollen and I am so tired it's so hard to do anything at all. Any more advice on what to take with me to appoinment, or ask consultant would be very gratefully received. Thanks.
Another pic of my gorgeous faithful friend (the one who gets me up in the morning with a waggy tail and a smile). Franbie xx