I think I posted this in the wrong place - I'm a total newbie to this
Hi everyone this is my first post - I'm very interested to learn from you all as I'm still trying to get my head around this.
I'm a 40 year old mum of four who about 6 months ago started to experience a swollen wedding ring finger, brushed it off then a month ago lost strength in right wrist - couldn;t use keys, scissors etc spent a lot of time in tears etc. Dad has RA, sister has hyper mobility syndrome.
Like so many of you I don't know exactly what type I may have - GP queried RA but blood tests came back negative - would feel a bit like people think I'm making it up but my hand and wrist visible swollen and extremely painful.
So Tuesday this week GP diagnosed Naproxen 500 mg, its taking the selling down but still getting a bit of pain that travels down towards elbow - but finally started sleeping again... says he'll see me agin in a month then might refer for scan, more blood tests and to consultant. But feeling a bit sick at times , is this normal with the Naproxen?
Boss says to come back when better (?) - have self certificated for a week - aiming to go back tomorrow before I lose all confidence in myself.
Finding it realy hard to put into words how emotional I'm feeling - anybody offer any advice on what to expect ?
Thanks in advance