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Anyone had anything similar - what was the outcome?
Have a cold for just over a week. The usual cough, sore throat, runny nose and general aches and pains. Woke up Wednesday with swollen and painful hands and fingers, swollen feet and ankles and a swollen left knee.
Pain and swelling subsided during the day but came back with a vengeance Wednesday night/Thursday morning. Scrunched up a piece of paper at work on Thursday and ended up in tears as it hurt so much.
Friday morning hands and fingers still extremely painful so rang to speak to my GP. Spoke on Friday afternoon, had to go and see him straight away.
He took history and examined my hands. He mentioned virus and arthritis. There's a history of rheumatoid arthritis in the family. He said I need blood tests and appointment has been arranged for tomorrow.
While I am extremely grateful it's getting looked at I'm panicking at how quick it's happening. Is this anything to worry about? Anyone else had similar?
Got some results back and my ESR and CRP are raised. GP wants to see me about these. Arthritis screen and full blood count results not back yet. So it looks like something is going on, just need to know what 😕