I'm new here today. I'm Jo, 32 from Scotland.
My story is that I have pain in my hands, toes, knees and ankle. I broke my ankle a few years ago and was told at the time I would have arthritis in it within 5 years so I've got that one covered, although I still don't have an official diagnosis.
The rest is a bit of a mystery at this time. General consensus from two GPs is arthritis but the RA blood test came back negative so they aren't interested...the last GP I saw said I should wear a hat and gloves and thick socks and take paracetamol if ibuprofen doesn't work! In other words go away and stop wasting my time.
Sorry to moan, I know others are far worse off than me but I guess frustration has brought me to this forum and I'm looking for ideas on how to be taken seriously.