hello, I was wondering if someone could help me. im 23 yrs old and have been seeing the dr since may because I have really bad joint pain, stiffness that's worse in the morning but generally lasts all day and some mild swelling in my hands and feet.
ive had all the blood tests for RA (RF,CRP,ESR) and all have come back normal. my GP wont test me for anything else and has basically given me naproxen and told me to come back if it gets worse because some conditions don't show up on blood tests straight away.
anyway, I have two children under 3 so as you can imagine im struggling a bit with keeping on top of everything especially as I find I get worn out quickly because of the pain. I was just wondering if it would be worth going back and asking if I could see a rheumatologist or if it is gonna be a case of waiting it out? my GP doesn't seem to want to check for anything but arthritis.
if anyone can give me any advice id really appreciate it, the naproxen is helping but I really feel it when it wears off and im getting a bit fed up of hurting.