I was diagnosed about 6-7 months ago at the age of 22 but I was actually pregnant than so couldn't get treatment or get testing done to see how bad it was. I delivered in July and am having a hard time getting into a rheumatologist. So that's why I wanted to know if anyone possibly knew what stage I may be in based off of my symptoms: Pain in hands, elbows, shoulders, ankles, knees, feet and hips. My hands are always swollen. It's hard for me to sleep at night and is very painful as well ESPECIALLY in the morning.
I have servere stiffness in the morning. I am also loosing strength in my hands I have to have my co-workers and family help me open things and it hurts very bad to get up out of bed in the mornings and also when I sit down and stand up. My middle fingers on both hands look like they are starting to slant to the side DOES ANYONE HAVE A CLUE OF WHAT STAGE OF RA I MAY POSSIBLY BE IN UNTILL I CAN GET INTO A RHEUMATOLOGIST?