Still waiting for diagnosis.

I started to get symmetrical joint pain at the end of last summer! My hands would ache so much that I’d have quite happily have chopped them off. My knees were aching and swollen, my feet hurt so much first thing in the morning that I could hardly stand up but my worse pain was on the inner side of my elbows (the bit nearest the body). I had bloods test done before Christmas which showed no trace of RA and now I am waiting on the results of X-rays I had on my hands. The oddest thing for me is that I feel like a bit of a fraud as one day everything is totally unbearable and then within a few days my joints feel almost okay again! Does this even sound like RA?

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