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HCG2021

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Anyone in there mid thirties with arthritis? About 3 years ago I had some real bad flares and thought I had RA. Started seeing a Rheumatologist but nothing was diagnosed. That few years have been symptom free. But currently my hands and knuckles are in a lot of pain. No swelling but terrible pain. Like it was 3 years ago. Just looking for someone to discuss further with and gain insight from.

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    • Kingswife

      397d

      @Kingswife You can message me with questions about RA or alternative diagnosis

    • Kingswife

      397d

      Mine started 2 years ago with very little inflammation. I have seronegative RA which means it didn't show up in blood work, but where it did show up for diagnosis was in my ultrasound. RA autoimmune joint damage shows up as erosion vs the well known arthritis osteoarthritis shows up as degeneration

      • Kingswife

        397d

        @Kingswife You can message me with questions about RA or alternative diagnosis

    • HCG2021

      397d

      Well from someone who has been on many medications side effects are most often only temporary, so hang in there. Hope it works well for you. I think with Methotrexate you can’t drink alcohol because it primarily metabolizes through your liver but I could be wrong.

    • RwarRwar7

      399d

      Yes your situation and mine are quite similar. I started having “flare ups” around 34 but nothing was ever shown from tests. I just turned 39 and finally have been diagnosed in the past month after a series of blood tests now showing signs. My hands as well as other areas (back, hip, etc.) were causing pain sometimes. My doctor order for an X-ray showed nothing but the blood test detected it.

      • HCG2021

        398d

        @RwarRwar7 So if I can ask how are they approaching it now that you have a diagnosis?

        • RwarRwar7

          398d

          @HCG2021 I am seeing a rheumatologist who put me on Methotrexate. We’re seeing how I react to it right now. I have an appointment in 2 weeks to see where we are going from here. I notice a difference in my pain however unfortunately I am having some side effects. I also was prescribed folic acid.

    • Nicole_J

      403d

      Mine started about 3 years ago also im 33 now i have a list of things wrong

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