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I have just had a letter from my Rhuematologist with my results, 4 weeks after initial appointment with her. Apparently all blood tests are normal, although she agrees that I have swelling in feet and hands and she states that my RF factor is in the normal range. My ultra sound scan showed no Synovitis. I still have an MRI scan to come on my knees next week, but from what she has said in the letter she can not find and a specific driver to what is causing my pain and can not at this stage determine inflammatory arthritis. She suggests speaking to my GP about referral to a pain clinic. My pain only started about 3 months ago, but I am getting horrendous pain in my wrists, finger joints, knees, ankles and worst in my big toe joints. I have been taking meloxicam & Codine for the pain. I went on holiday last week to Dorset and tried a day without any pain relief, I was in so much pain. Has anyone else had the symptoms of RA but had all normal blood tests? I know my own body and I know there is something wrong, even if Rheumy says she can't make a diagnosis. I have never had these pains before, I was a mountain walker and keen cyclist only up unti a 3/4 months ago, now I'm in agony in my small joints and knees. It's like a tooth ache feeling, with sharp stabbing pains with swelling. I'm feeling in limbo and at the end of my tether suffering pain with no diagnosis of what is causing it.
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