I'll try to summarize this the best I can...
9 months ago I was diagnosed with conjunctivitis. It was so severe that I couldn't open my eyes in the morning and my eyesight was 20/100. I saw three different doctors for it. The first two said it was caused by bacteria. The eye specialist said it was viral and it would have to run its course.
A couple months into that I started to develop pain in my right knee, right wrist and left ankle. They conjunctivitis began to clear up within a few months although my eyes still bug me to this day. Eventually the pain migrated into both knees and sometimes they were swollen in my quad and sometimes it was the actual joint.
After I informed the eye specialist about joint pain, he suspected reactive arthritis and promptly had me tested for hla-b27 which I was negative for. My primary doctor also did other autoimmune screening which everything was negative or normal... I'm healthy on paper they said. Except I do have high blood pressure which I currently take Lisinopril for.
After this it seemed to migrate into my tendons.. And some points the pain became so bad I could feel shooting pain through my entire legs if any weight were to be put on them. I would have extreme stiffness in my knees anytime I sat for any amount of time.
A month ago I was finally able to see a rheumatologist. He confirmed he thought I had ra. By the time I made it into his office the pain has effected both knees, my left ankle and tendon, my right elbow, my left wrist and fingers. He prescribed diclofinac sulfate and sulfasalozine. After reading the side effects I am terrified of both drugs and also question their effectiveness based on what I've read online.
Since seeing him the pain has spread to my pelvis (somedays,) lower and mid back as well as my neck the last two days....
I'm just looking for someone who has had a similar case or pattern. Nothing I read is this severe and the doctor treats me like I'm an idiot. I've always been extremely healthy until a year ago when this just came out of the blue. No doctor has any theory of what even caused it.
Thanks for any and all help.