So two weeks ago I was diagnosed with RA. The blood tests showed a raised anti ccp level and I had a thumb joint that was stiff and some finger tip joints that were painful. That was it.
I was given a large dose of steroids and put on hydroxycolquine with methotrexate to be introduced later after a chest X-ray.
The thing is a couple of days after the injection I developed severe pain in most of my joints, very tender and similar in my fingers and toes to the pain you get if you've forgotten your gloves on a winter day. I'm extremely tired and having waves of nausea.
This has just got worse over the two weeks since starting treatment. The thing is I didn't have this before I started treatment so I don't know whether these are actually RA symptoms or the result of treatment. I feel like I've a dose of flu and every joint and every bone is aching