My grandmother had sever RA and passed when I was 13. She was bed ridden For those 13 years with it. I started experience fatigue and joint pain at 13 as well. The Doctor did blood work said my RA factor was high also had TMJ. Then at the age of 23 my cousin who was only 38 who had severe quick RA and Lupus passed away after the amputation of her knee down. She ended up with blood poisoning. She told me I needed to see a rheumatologist because my hands looked like hers..sigh.
Now that I’m 33 and I have a 3 year old son I’ve noticed a lot more pain stiffness and specially fatigue. (Hands, shoulders, neck, back, knees and ankles), especially in the winter time. Also stay sick with a cold or something all the time and when i get sick i stay sick for up to a month or 2...soo...
I'm finally going to rheumatologist on th 13th.
Keep me in your prayers.

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