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Hi everyone, I was referred to a rheumatologist with suspected RA. Positive ANA but negative rheumatoid factor in my bloods. Following the consultation and an ultrasound of my hands and feet (no signs of inflammation) my consultant has said a diagnosis of RA would be a stretch and is therefore hesitant to start treatment. They did however say that they are certain I am suffering with an autoimmune disease of some sort alongside fibromyalgia. Is anyone able to shed light on what this may be? My symptoms started around 2/3 years ago with joint pain (intermittent) which was put down to growing pains as I was still only around 17/18, now the joint pains are very bad every day with stiffness in the morning and some swelling. I'm also extremely fatigued and find it difficult to get out of bed/ do minor exercise like walking. I'm constantly getting infections ie flu and colds and generally just unwell most days. I do have Raynauds as well. I would appreciate any input into what else this may be? My GP was pretty certain on RA so I'm now very confused. Has anyone had a similar experience/ what was the outcome? Thank you
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