Hello, I'm new here
Hi. I'm 33 years old. I've recently had a misaligned jaw for which a dentist is helping me, and a painful middle finger which has been swollen at the middle joint. This week my ring finger did the same and I had to go to A&E for them to get my ring off as it has become stuck. While there i had an Xray which showed there is lots of swelling around the middle joint of 2 of my fingers, and a small swelling on the middle joint of a 3rd finger. The person who took my Xray and a nurse who looked at the images both said it looks like rheumatoloid arthritis. A dr who briefly saw me confirmed I have reynauds and said if it's arthritis my finger swelling will never go away and I should no longer wear rings. I am waiting for the xray images to be recieved by my GP. Should I be pushing for an appointment? The receptionists are saying I can't be seen by my GP until he gets the xrays, but I am worried this will take a long time and I should be getting help for the current pain and swelling.