Anyone have rheumatoid arthritis ? I'm not diagnosed yet

Too annoying to list symptoms unless someone has this diagnosis!!!
Hands are getting more and more messed up
Got unreliable blood test Monday but think I will go gp tomorrow to ask for a referral to a rheumatologist

I have osteoarthritis it is horrible condition…

Can i wrack your brains over whether or not what I have sounds the same? Or have you found it researched really well on a certain website?
How did yours start? Onset / progress?

I started with my first finger on one hand feeling painful and not bending into my palm fully
That went away.
Then the same with my middle finger same hand with progression of huge proximal interphalangeal joints on both hands
Since then it has been showing up as swelling in between fist knuckles at bases of fingers both hands
Possible bone lump on thumb started last year
I just assumed that was a callous

I think I do feel fluey
It’s not all the time
I think it’s rheumatoid arthritis anyway 10-15 years off your regular lifespan

Autoimmune I think it is RA,

Dx hypothyroid 2 yrs ago they tend to go together I read

I think when I saw a nurse yesterday I just kept saying I was fine
But specifically If you see someone to do with your health tell them what’s wrong not that there’s nothing wrong!

Sorry for off topic ailments

Comparing Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteoarthritis - Topic Overview

Rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis are different types of arthritis. They share some similar characteristics, but each has different symptoms and requires different treatment. So an accurate diagnosis is important.

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis affects about one-tenth as many people as osteoarthritis. The main difference between osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis is the cause behind the joint symptoms. Osteoarthritis is caused by mechanical wear and tear on joints. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease in which the body’s own immune system attacks the body’s joints.
Characteristics of rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis Characteristic Rheumatoid arthritis Osteoarthritis
Age at which the condition starts It may begin any time in life. It usually begins later in life.
Speed of onset Relatively rapid, over weeks to months Slow, over years
Joint symptoms Joints are painful, swollen, and stiff. Joints ache and may be tender but have little or no swelling.
Pattern of joints that are affected It often affects small and large joints on both sides of the body (symmetrical), such as both hands, both wrists or elbows, or the balls of both feet. Symptoms often begin on one side of the body and may spread to the other side. Symptoms begin gradually and are often limited to one set of joints, usually the finger joints closest to the fingernails or the thumbs, large weight-bearing joints (hips, knees), or the spine.
Duration of morning stiffness Morning stiffness usually lasts longer than 1 hour. Morning stiffness usually lasts less than 1 hour. Stiffness returns at the end of the day or after periods of activity.
Presence of symptoms affecting the whole body (systemic) Frequent fatigue and a general feeling of being ill are present. Whole-body symptoms are not present.

For more information, see the topics Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteoarthritis.
Via web md

Hope this helps. I hope it also just a medication malfunction. not arthritis… Which can also occur if certain medication build up to toxic levels in blood stream.

I have genetic markers for it that put me at risk for developing it :confused: it also runs in my family and many (maybe even all) of my older relatives developed it or fibromyalgia or both.

I already deal with chronic back pain now and I’m only 21 so can’t wait to deal with chronic everywhere pain when I’m old.

I have arthritis, back is the worst now, it will disable me for sure in the coming years

My Gramma and mom have it pretty bad. My mom takes monthly Humira injections and my Gramma gets about two infusions a year. Nasty business that RA.