Hello all! I have not yet been diagnosed with RA. However, I have not felt great for about 2 years. The fatigue and lack of energy are the worst. I do have Fibromyalgia, but it’s relatively mild. However, in reaching that diagnosis, my labs showed an elevated RF of 30 (range is >14). I don’t have a significant amount of pain in any certain spot. Odd things are happening though. I get random intermittent body aches, like a flu feeling, but they are short in duration. I developed trigger finer literally overnight. Also, my right thumb mc joint began hurting when I grasp something and that developed over night as well. I also now (months later) have developed some sort of bony, painful knot on the side of that joint. Sometimes my hands are swollen in the morning, but no redness, stiffness, significant pain, etc. I do tend to seem to have problems with my tendons though and have for years. I guess my question is, since this doesn’t sound like classic RA symptoms, does it sound like something else? Possibly not RA? For all that have been clinically diagnosed, does anyone have a similar story as mine? It’s extremely frustrating to not know what is going on, and I’m beginning to wonder if these symptoms are “all in my head”. 🙁
How did your RA start?