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could this be RA?? help please!!

hi! my name is sophia. i have been experiencing joint pain in my fingers, toes, wrists, elbows, jaw, knees, and ankles for three months now. it started after a course of antibiotics from a hospital acquired infection. along with the severe joint pain, i have headaches and fatigue. some days the symptoms are so bad i don't leave my bed. weirdly enough, i have no visible swelling in any of my joints. my pcp has run simple blood tests and everything is normal. my ANA and RF are both normal. i have been referred to a rheumatologist and that appointment is in three weeks. i have no idea what is going on and many medical professionals are thinking RA. the thing is i'm a teenager so its less likely thats the diagnosis. any help is appreciated!!



  • Yout rheumotologist will be able to answer your questions, diagnosing RA can be very difficult, even for an experienced rheumotologist, my diagnosis took several visits, blood work, x-rays, ultra sound, more blood work and an MRI.


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