Im new here. Im 28 and this is my story so far - Im in pain alot, and it seems to come in bouts. When its happening the pain is all day, every day and sometimes i have to just go to bed with hot water bottles and painkillers and feel like crying. I have a baby to look after so this isnt a great solution and im relying on family alot
Ive been back and forth to the gp about this pain over the last year. I had some blood tests and was diagnosed with a vitamin D deficiency which the doctor said was the reason for all my pains. I took vitamin D everyday but the pains continued. After 6 months i had more bloods done and the gp said my vitamin D level was normal now and i could come off the tablets. Because i was still in pain she agreed it wasnt the vit D deficiency and ordered some more blood tests, including testing for arthritis. My pains are mostly in my fingers, hands, wrists, the joint from my leg to my foot, arms and legs and between my shoulder blades.
I feel so weak and achey its affecting my everyday life now. It hurts to walk some days from aches and stiffness. One day my hands were so stiff and achey i couldnt grip my mug handle of tea in the morning and this really upset me. It just hurt too much. Im worried its going to get worse.
Anyway, i had the blood tests. They came back negative. Ive got another appointment with gp next week. I just dont know where to go from here
Did you all have a positive blood test for arthritis?
Thanks for reading x