Newbie here! I have been seeing the rheumatologist since last Oct (referred July 12) and I feel like I'm getting nowhere. The only pos bloods I've had is a slightly elevated esr.
I'm 35, had a course of Zoladex last year which is when my problems started and got progressively worse since (also had a hysterectomy in Nov so I am surgical menopause). I have costochondritis all the time, sore sternum, ribs, awful pain in my hand and feet joints which is much worse at night but lasts all day. At its worst, my knees, shoulder, elbow etc Some days I struggle to get out of bed which isn't fun with 2 small children!
I have bloods then have to wait 3-6 months in between follow ups which is incredibly frustrating! Consultant says it is not RA or Fibro. Might be a hormone disorder, he's not sure. Another consultant thought it might be linked to a slight rash on my wrists and feet. Anyway I've rambled but I'm starting to feel like I'm losing my marbles, it's a year since my referral and I'm no closer to diagnosis!
If you got this far, well done.. I feel better for the rant!