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Hi guys please help.
I'm a 22 year old woman who has been suffering from joint pain. Two months ago I woke up and couldn't straighten my right knee. It was stiff and swollen and when I tried to walk and buckled . I went to my GP who referred me to a Rheumatology team. Two week later I woke up with a stiff and swollen right index finger. I got a same day appointment where a Doctor told me it seems like arthritis, I was given naproxen and blood tests. These tests where ESR, CRP, full blood count, ANA and ferritin.
The results came back. I was told everything was okay apart from the ESR which was 42 (suppose to be up to 12).
Show a Rhem who took me I have stiffness in my joints. Said it was Early Arthritic disease and said a prescription was sent to myGP which I have to pick up. I was also told that 3 out of 13 factors were positive on the ANA test which shows it's an autoimmune disease. My issues are 3-4 years ago I have the same finger pain my my left middle finger, I went to my GP( who I no longer go to) and he said it wasn't arthritis. I have had my hips lock up but it was normally around my period so I passed it off as lady problems. All the signs are pointing to RA and I feel let down by my original GP for not spotting it sooner As I have read that early treatment is the best course of action. I feel depressed and anxiety about the lack of clarity.
What do you guys think. The only other symptom is fatigue
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