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Rheumatoid arthritis


Senior Member
Started 6 months ago with left side headache, eye inflammation, sores up nose, fatigue, night sweats, right wrist sore on and off, right shoulder was stiff. I've now got a painful right wrist and it hurts in my ulner region and further down my arm theres a hard bump. Had bloods done before lockdown and my ANA was positive, raised esr and raised ccp and rheumatoid factor was 161. I feel awful and I'm scared its cancer and not autoimmune and now going to be months to see a rheumatologis