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I have had fibromyalgia for years but I am always getting new and more different symptoms. My fingers are painful, sore and red and now it is starting in my toes also. I am constantly tired, struggle to walk as my feet are painful, don't sleep great, have dry eyes. I could go on. My doctor is getting my bloods checked for inflammation. Does it sound as though I could have RA?

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    Sounds pretty rough ... I hope you can get some relief soon!!

    I'll also be interested to see the responses to this question. I've been on Enbrel for 10 years but my RA symptoms have recently returned. I now also have shooting pains down my arms with numbness in my fingers, in addition to the typical joint pain. It's very painful and I'd love to know if anyone else has similar nerve-style pain as well as their joint pain.

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      As I said in my reply to aabb I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia then also with RA months later.yes John I have pains that go down right arm n it spasms in pain too.One doctor said I had nerve damagedamage from shoulder n neck n just kept increasing gabapentin then pregabalin.now at 500 mg day. Does help but not entirely.at one point my hand monstrously doubled its size.good luck .let us know how it helps
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    The painful, sore and red and the painful feet and tiredness could definitely be RA.  I haven't had any shooting pains down my arms or numbness in my fingers but others may be getting the nerve pain.  I hope you both feel better.  I'm to start on Remacade next week.  I hope it helps because I'm tired of the pain, just like the rest of you!
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    I'm the other way round. Had Rheumatoid Disease for 4 years with the symptoms you mention plus really painful elbows and knees. But now have other pains that the Prednisolone I have been on for years doesn't touch. Dr has now decided that I have Fibro. Don't be surprised if the RD bloods come back negative. Over 30% of people don't show a positive RF result. I hope your Dr treats what he sees, not just your blood results. Good luck. 
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    Hello. I have just been diagnosed with RA but have osteoarthritis in all my spine. I also have neuropathy which is linked to fybromyalgia. I have gabapentin which us probably the best drug I have ever been on. Ask your GP about it. Hope u feel better soon. X x
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    hi , this sounds like Sjorgens Syndrome...I have been diagnosed recently, and have all of your problems, and some more...

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    I was first diagnosed with fibromyalgia.thought consultant was crazy as I only had numbing in right hand and shoulder pain first of all but by another 6 mths I was in a mess and admitted to hospital and diagnosed with both.your symptoms sound RA to me
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