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Any advice would be very appreciated. Last November I went to the doctors feeling generally under the weather and with a painful shoulder when I lifted my arm up, she sent me for an xray and I heard nothing more til January when I received a letter from my surgery saying the hospital had compared my xrays with ones I had in the last 10 years and that I now have 2 areas of erosionn with a motheaten appearance. My blood tests showed a rise in my ESR and she requested repeat bloods and a referral to a rheumatologist. The repeat bloods showed a further rise in ESR and CRP and a low RF and my GP said it could be inflammatory arthritis. When I Googled this it came up with RA. My past history includes heel pain, slipped disk and fatigue. Currently I have hypertension, lymphocytosis, stiff middle finger on my right, heel and balls of my feet are uncomfortable. I am not in severe pain, mostly its an aching feeling going through me and I feel very tired most of the time. Does this sound like RA and what should I ask/expect from my rheumy appointment in March?
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