Hi!! I'm hannah and I'm 18.
I haven't got a diagnosis of anything and I'm really at odds as to what's wrong with me and was hoping that someone might have some first hand advice!
I have a family history of rheumatoid arthritis (mother, uncle cousin etc)and psoriatic arthritis (cousin).
For the last 2 years I have had gradually worsening joint pain. Initially it was just in my hands and they would get red, swell and I would feel a burning pain inside them. Over time this spread to my toes but with my toes they never swell like absolutely never swell- they go red but they don't swell. Likewise with my ankles (they don't even go red they just hurt a ton) and with my knees (go red but don't swell).
On top of these general joint problems I have had Reynolds phenomenon, extreme fatigue (to the extent where I would sleep for 14 hours at night plus 2 hours in the day when I'm in a flare), I get rashes on my fingers and on my face and get mild fevers.
I don't get any morning stiffness really if anything it's very short lived- my fingers are quite bent but it seems like the bones have caused the bend. I also don't do any sports really and nothing that I can think of to cause osteo-arthritis and like I said I'm 18.
I have seen my doctor about 6 months ago and had blood work done but it all came back normal so I haven't really had it looked at further- he did really make me feel quite bad tbh like he didn't believe me
but it's getting to the point where I take the maximum painkillers that I can a day and I still find myself missing days of school to sleep and crying in pain!! It's just horrible and I'm at odds as to what to do
I'm not sure this is in the right place so sorry in advance!!