So, I am 20 years old and was diagnosed with RA at 16 - apparently Seropositive. I can't really remember the diagnosis happening - I remember having ultrasounds and blood tests and x-rays, and being told I have RA.
I do have flare-ups sometimes, however I am aware that "joint pain" is listed as a side-effect of Sulfasalazine, which I am prescribed. It all started in my hands - I was doing my A Levels, and couldn't write properly because my hands were so stiff and painful.
For some reason, I feel like my diagnosis of RA could not be the case.. I suppose I'm worried about what that means for the future. I rarely flare up, and when I do I can push through the pain and keep going.
Has anyone had any experiences like this? Is there any possibility that even though my blood test came back positive that I don't actually have it??