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Hi my name is Sam and I am 25. At the end of April I suffered with a severe pain in my lower back. I went straight to the gp, which I rarely do! Had a couple of mris, was unable to bath and dress myself. It effected my legs and bladder and was horrific. Anyways cut a long story short both mris came back ok and that there was nothing wrong. I went to see my gp a month ago after being told this to beg for help. My joints had started to cause me pain and felt poorly and believe it or not my back was starting to ease. She told me she believes me as blood tests have come back and abnormal. She refered me to a rheumatologist said she suspects arthritis, this was a huge shock! At present my back pain is fine, I have constant pain in my feet, hands, ankles and wrists, and on and off pain in my knees hips back neck and jaw. I feel like I have flu, constant fatigue and headaches. I have been unable to work since April. The rheumatologist told me I could have had a back problem to start with which is easing now but triggered arthritis, or it could have been arthritis from the start. But he confirmed arthritis but unsure on type and did further blood tests and gave me a steroid injection. That was two weeks ago. I have not had any relief infact I feel worse and even more swollen. My blood tests which gp done were esr of 37 crp of 38 and rf factor 9. No idea what that means. I have my next appointment with the rheumatologist tomorrow evening, hoping for some relief and diagnosis and should get new blood results. Does anyone have any thoughts? Thanks in advance xx
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