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Hi, I was diagnosed with low level palindromic RA about 3 years ago, with early symptoms being mainly in hands (fairly often) and occasionally knees. Often the pain would start in one hand, then the other, similarly with the knees. Then I'd be ok for a few months before it came back. Going on like this for a while but decided not to take regular meds or accept steroid injections as it was manageable and I want to hold off as long as possible. Blood test results showed raised uric acid levels but no rheumatoid factor (last done about 2 years ago)
My hands are now regularly stiff and painful, and I seem to have no grip, particularly after resting or not moving them for anything more than about 15 mins. Over the last couple of days, also have what feels like a toothache but all over my body. Stabbing sensations in my legs and lower back, and stiff neck, elbows, knees, wrists and hands. No change when sitting or lying down, in fact it hurts more lying down than when moving.
As a relative RA newbie, I'd be interested to know if other people had these symptoms and what you do to try and ease the aches and pains, other than popping lots of pills which I'm trying to avoid still. I've kept going as normal, but struggling a bit this time.
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