I'm new to these forums.
I'm 25 and am close to finally having a diagnosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis after not knowing since October 2009.
The pain started in my wrist in July 2009 so I was told it was tendinitis, but them a few months later my entire body hurt, I could barely move, I go to the doctor and they guessed RA and have been tested for it ever since.
I will see my RA consultant in July and then get officially told (She wants to see how this steroid injection effects my pain oer the next 6/8 weeks etc) I was told if it works then I have RA, and from everything I'm feeling I believe it is working (In a way I hope it is RA as the other alternative is tissue problems and more tests - which I have had too many of over the last few months) - I just want an end to not knowing.
I really don't know how I will react when I get told. At the moment I am mentally keeping a distance, not told officially then a chance that is isn't RA type thing, weird as that sounds lol. But once those words leave her lips I don't know how I will be. All I know is I'm glad my partner will be there to hold me
because I think I'm going to need him lol. He has been amazing through this, so supportive and helping so much around the house with things I now struggle doing.
Though as many people, I don't think he can comprehend certain things to understand my feelings or what I'm going through etc. But I guess I will get this alot with friends, family and general people who have never experienced this.
Sorry for babbling on lol Alot on my mind at the moment lol
I hope to visit these forums regularly. I think it'll make a nice change to speak to people who fully understand what I'm going through and not doubt me.
Regards to you all