I am 32 and have not yet been diagnosed although at my first rheumatology appointment the rheumatologist said he thinks I have rheumatoid artritis. I have had x-rays on my hands and feet and last week I had an ultrasound.
When I saw him at the beginning of October I was suffering from a swollen middle finger and a sore little finger on my right hand (this had been going on for over a year). It seems to be getting worse now though - all my fingers on my right hand get sore and swollen and now my thumbs are beginning to ache. I noticed tonight that the knuckle on my hand that connects to my swollen middle finger is now inflammed and quite swollen.
The problem I have is I don't see the rheumatologist until the end of January and I'm a bit worried that damage is being done in the mean time. Do you think I should ring his secretary and see what she thinks or just wait until January? I don't want them to think I am neurotic.
Thank you very much