I plan to make an appointment with a doc next week. I believe I have RA or a pinched nerve Last July I went thru a horrible ordeal, I was in 2 ERs in one weekend and they spent more time trying to figure out if I was a pill head then trying to figure out what was wrong with me. No one took a scan of my neck or back. My pain was mostly in my arms (tormenting pain, pins/needles) no sleep for 3 days, I was a mess. After I went to A big city hospital they gave me naproxen, Percocet, and finegran. This helped me sleep and helped me manage the pain. My GP gave me prednisone, between that and the naproxen I slowly got better. For a couple weeks everyday tasks were painful and difficult like opening a door, bottles, climbing in and out of a vehicle. Eventually all was normal a gain. I have a couple spots on my arms where the skin has lots its sense of touch (numbness). I seen an RA doctor, and she said I experienced a "fluke". I have a stressful job in an office (customer service). I am beginning to have in both arms pain in my elbows, wrists, hands, and fingers, weakness in both, stiffness, warm sensations, and at times just a bracelet or a sleeve irritates my wrists. Also, i have experienced some face, neck, and chest flushing that lasts for several hours (not sure if they are related) Plz help me figure this out, I am not in the pain I was in July 2012, but NEVER want to have it again. Any feedback you have will be great. I am making my appointment tomorrow. Thank you
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