So, since the age of 15, i have suffered terrible panic attacks, which stop me from doing a lot of things and leaving me with phobias. One is getting my bloods taken. So 6 year ago i started getting pain in my fingers and toes, i took myself to the docs and they asked to take a blood test. Stupidly i never went back for 6 years to get them done. However, now I am waking up in the morning in so much pain, i never feel great and I'm always so tired. My partner told me enough was enough and an appointment was made. Yesterday i was left frightened when my GP told me it was Inflammatory Arthritis but i'd need the blood tests and X-rays on my sore, swollen hands to confirm it. I have made an appointment next week for bloods and my X-rays were done there and then. I feel scared and i guess I'm just looking for reassurance that everything is going to be ok. The part that scares me the most is the whole Immune System attacking my body and what medication i will get to help this. Please can anyone talk me through what is happening to me..