How did your RA start? Awaiting diagnosis
Hello @Rose86 and welcome to our online community.
It sounds like you are dealing with a lot of pain and not knowing the reason why must make it more difficult to bear. Many members on the forum have RA and though there may be some similarities in symptoms - mine started with joint pain that switched from one joint to the other - the only real way to find out is by having the appropriate tests, so you're doing the right thing by seeing a rheumatologist.
It's a pity that appointments are being held up during the current situation - I wonder if you spoke to your GP again if they might be able to contact the hospital on your behalf?
I can understand how it must be affecting you mentally and I'm sure other members will be able to give you support online, but if you want to speak to someone the Versus Arthritis helpline is open Monday–Friday from 9am–8pm. The advisors aren't medically trained and aren’t able to offer you individual medical advice but they can give you tailored support as well as lend a listening and sympathetic ear. The number is 0800 5200 520 and here's the link for more information:
Best wishes, and do let us know how you are getting on.
Thanks @Anna, it's really helpful to hear from people with similar problems and read about how they manage their pain. It makes me feel less lonely in this very unprecedentedly lonely time :)0
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