another newbie saying hi!
Hi! all, I've recently been diagnosed with inflammatory OA. I've spent the past couple of years putting my extreme fatigue and joint pain down to my age and the menopause. I'm your typical don't bother the dr. just get on with it sort of person. My GP kept pestering me to go for an over 50's check up which to cut a long story short I did, the next thing I know I'm sat in the Rheumys office after blood tests and xrays being told I had something I'd never heard of. For me the worst part is the fatigue. Question for you all, I've read that skin complaints are sometimes connected to certain types of arthritis, do they itch or are they just rashes. I started with a very itchy rash on my back, chest and neck a few days ago then woke up xmas eve as if I'd been put in a lead suit one of the worst episodes of fatigue I'd had and was wondering if the rash was connected. Sorry! I'm rattling on, hope you're still awake lol. if you've got this far ta! for reading. I'll shut up x:-)