My doctors make me feel like I'm crazy.
I've had bilateral hand, wrist, knee, and foot pain for over 3 months. My hands are so stiff in the morning that I cannot make a fist. It lasts for over an hour then the stiffness goes away but I still have aches in my joints and gnarly fatigue. Most recently both knees get this strange pressure that causes pain until I extend and they pop but the pressure comes back quickly. Over the weekend they swelled up and still are. My Ant-CCP, CRP, Sed rate and RF, ANA are all normal. 1 Rheumy said Fibro and diabetes!? But fasted labs beg to differ... I was rx a steroid pack and on day 3 I woke up with the ability to close both hands! 2nd opinion Rheumy visit on Monday had me finish the steroid and call him when the pain is back...I took my last one yesterday morning and the stiffness is already back! How can I prove I have RA? X-rays of hands, knees, ankles and feet are all normal too :/