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I had no idea it was osteo arthritis let alone RA

My fingers started throbbing all of a sudden
I made an appointment thinking it was typing all day for several years.
an xray showed arthritis. So he did blood draw for RA
I was very surprised when I got a call saying it is RA and was referred to an RA doc. That was fall of 2002. 22years later my body has a meryad of RA all over

  1. Thanks for sharing your experience with us, . Sometimes that diagnosis can come as a surprise, you're not alone! One of our community members posted her diagnosis experience that sounds somewhat similar to yours, https://rheumatoidarthritis.net/stories/diagnosis-surprise.

    How are you managing currently? Have you been able to find some relief over the past 22 years? We appreciate you sharing here. Wishing you a gentle day. -- Warmly, Christine (Team Member)

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