I'm going to the GP tomorrow and I'm nervous. The symptoms I have are:
- Trigger finger in both ring fingers - I wake up in the night with my hands clenched into fists and have to "unsnap" these fingers
- Noticeably swollen joints on my third and ring fingers, esp on the right
- Yesterday I noticed I couldn't make a fist with my right hand (this is what prompted me to make the appointment); I can't now, and trying to causes pain
- Increased tiredness and intermittently feeling feverish
I've had problems with dry skin on my hands in winter for years, so I just put down the swelling and stiffness I've had over the past few weeks to that. I also have ongoing effects from a serious illness which include fatigue, so I thought the increased tiredness was because of that.
Does any of this sound familiar? Thank you.