Forearm pain

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Hi I'm really confused I am seeing a rheumatologist who thinks I have probable rheumatoid arthritis but not sure th weird thing is my symptoms are only present at night and early morning for instance by midnight I feel a burning sensation in my legs and arms and in the morning my before getting up my forearms hurt and my legs throb u also have slight tingling in my right arm and stiff fingers, my neck and shoulder bother me at times too. Within ten minutes of getting up the symptoms seem to disappear dies anyone have any ideas?? Thanks

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    A form of autoimmune arthritis called spondyloarthritis characteristically causes pain at night and improves with movement - and one form affects the periphery more than you would expect - your symptoms are in hands, arms, knees and feet as well as in neck and shoulders and low back, the more usual places.

    You have told your doctor that the pain is worse at night? It is a typical sign so would be important for them to know.

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      Oh yes - the rheumy will probably do them anyway, x-rays and MRI etc, plus there will be blood tests - and then they look at the overall picture. And the treatments are usually similar to the ones for RA. Once you start on the medications the pain should improve a lot. If the first one doesn't work they will try another. But the night time pain is important if it is that. 

      I tried to find a link on this site to give you - but google it. There are good pages - arthritisUK are good and there is one spondylitis point org. You can get info to see if it fits with how you feel.

      Good luck

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    Hi I also have the same symtons would be nice if someone can explain it

     

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